Nurd vs. Nerd

By Jaxson

Main Difference

The main difference between Nurd and Nerd is that the Nurd is a village in Bushehr, Iran and Nerd is a descriptive term, often used pejoratively, indicating that a person is overly intellectual, obsessive, or socially impaired.

  • Nurd

    Nurd (Persian: نورد‎, also Romanized as Nūrd) is a village in Anarestan Rural District, Riz District, Jam County, Bushehr Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its existence was noted, but its population was not reported.

  • Nerd

    A nerd is a person seen as overly intellectual, obsessive, introverted or lacking social skills. Such a person may spend inordinate amounts of time on unpopular, little known, or non-mainstream activities, which are generally either highly technical, abstract, or relating to topics of science fiction or fantasy, to the exclusion of more mainstream activities. Additionally, many so-called nerds are described as being shy, quirky, pedantic, and unattractive.Originally derogatory, the term “nerd” was a stereotype, but as with other pejoratives, it has been reclaimed and redefined by some as a term of pride and group identity.

  • Nurd (noun)

    alternative spelling of nerd

  • Nerd (noun)

    A person who is intellectual but generally introverted

  • Nerd (noun)

    One who has an intense, obsessive interest in something.


    “a computer nerd”

    “a comic-book nerd”

  • Nerd (noun)

    An unattractive, socially awkward, annoying, undesirable, and/or boring, person; a dork.

    “dag q|Australian|doofus|dork|dweeb|geek|goober|loser|propeller head|twerp”

    “Only a nerd would wear yellow and blue stripes with green pants.”

    “Nerds seem to have fun with each other, but in a way that causes others to laugh at them.”

    “Why are you hanging out with that nerd?”

  • Nerd (noun)

    A member of a subculture revolving around video games, fantasy and science fiction, comic books and assorted media.

  • Nerd (noun)

    a foolish or contemptible person who lacks social skills or is boringly studious

    “I was a serious nerd until I discovered girls and cars”

  • Nerd (noun)

    a single-minded expert in a particular technical field

    “a computer nerd”

Oxford Dictionary

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