Definition of dweeb in English:

dweeb

Syllabification: dweeb
Pronunciation: /dwēb
 
/

noun

North American informal
A boring, studious, or socially inept person.
More example sentences
  • People who work in the Internet industry on the other hand are viewed as nerds, geeks, dweebs and propeller heads.
  • And he's got the geek thing going on without being a total dweeb.
  • My dad had a Kingston Trio record, and even at the tender age of 7, I could tell this stuff was for dweebs.

Origin

1980s: perhaps a blend of dwarf and early-20th-century feeb 'a feebleminded person' (from feeble).

Derivatives

dweebish

adjective
More example sentences
  • If these dweebish types actually like what they are doing, there must be a link between this and liking things which other people find boring.
  • The 6820 is designed to encourage text entry but without the dweebish stigma of a posh smartphone.

dweeby

adjective
More example sentences
  • If you are a student enrolled in English or Art department classes, you've probably had some attractive, if somewhat dweeby, student come into your class and accost you for submissions.
  • It's chock-full of tidbits from the sublime (how to create the best pitch presentation) to the ridiculous (how to make cool, rather than dweeby, T-shirts to advertise your brand).
  • It was about a dweeby kid who wanted to be a pirate.

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