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Nerd vs Dump - What's the difference?

nerd | dump |

As nouns the difference between nerd and dump

is that nerd is nerd (a person, often very studious, with poor social skills) while dump is a place where waste or garbage is left; a ground or place for ashes, refuse, etc or dump can be (uk|archaic) a thick, ill-shapen piece.

As a verb dump is

to release, especially in large quantities and chaotic manner.



Alternative forms

* nurd (very rare)


(en noun)
  • A person who is intellectual but generally introverted
  • * 1953 Advertisement for "Businessman's Lunch", a play by Micheal Quinn, in Patricia Brown, Gloria Mundi
  • They particularly enjoy making fun of one of their fellows who is not present, whom they consider a hopeless nerd – until, that is, they learn he is engaged to marry the boss's daughter.
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  • One who has an intense, obsessive interest in something.
  • a computer nerd
    a comic-book nerd
  • An unattractive, socially awkward, annoying, undesirable, and/or boring, person; a dork.
  • 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 ?


    * (sense) dag (Australian), doofus, dork, dweeb, geek, goober, loser, propeller head, twerp, * See also

    Derived terms

    * arachnerd * cybernerd * entreprenerd * millionerd * nerdboy * nerdbrain * nerdcore * nerdette * nerdfest * nerdgasm * Nerdic * nerdification * nerdify * nerdiness * nerdish * nerdism * nerdistan * nerdlet * nerdlike * nerdling * nerdlinger * nerdo * nerdom/nerddom * nerd out * nerdsome * nerdspeak * nerdtastic * nerdvana * nerdy * technonerd


    * Online Etymology Dictionary



    Etymology 1

    Akin to Old Norse )


    (en noun)
  • A place where waste or garbage is left; a ground or place for ashes, refuse, etc.
  • A toxic waste dump .
  • A car or boat for dumping refuse, etc.
  • That which is , especially in a chaotic way; a mess.
  • (computing) An act of , or its result.
  • The new XML dump is coming soon.
  • A storage place for supplies, especially military.
  • An unpleasant, dirty, disreputable, or unfashionable, boring or depressing looking place.
  • This place looks like a dump .
    Don't feel bad about moving away from this dump .
  • An act of defecation; a defecating.
  • I have to take a dump .
  • A dull, gloomy state of the mind; sadness; melancholy; low spirits; despondency; ill humor (usually plural ).
  • March slowly on in solemn dump . -- .
    Doleful dumps the mind oppress. --
    I was musing in the midst of my dumps . --.
  • Absence of mind; revery.
  • (John Locke)
  • (mining) A pile of ore or rock.
  • (obsolete) A melancholy strain or tune in music; any tune.
  • Tune a deploring dump .
    Play me some merry dump . --
  • (obsolete) An old kind of dance.
  • (Nares)
  • (historical, Australia) A small coin made by punching a hole in a larger coin.
  • * 2002 , Paul Swan, Maths Investigations , page 66,
  • Basically, to overcome an acute shortage of money in 1813, Governor Lachlan Macquarie bought silver dollars from Spain and then punched the centres out, thereby producing two coins - the ‘holey dollar’ (worth five shillings) and the ‘dump'’ (worth one shilling and threepence). Talk about creating money out of nothing—the original silver dollar only cost five shillings! The holey dollar and the ' dump have been adopted as the symbol for the Macquarie Bank in Australia.
    Derived terms
    * braindump * core dump * crashdump * minidump
    See also
    * (obsolete Australian coin) holey dollar


    (en verb)
  • To release, especially in large quantities and chaotic manner.
  • To discard; to get rid of something one does not want anymore.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-03, volume=408, issue=8847, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Yesterday’s fuel , passage=The dawn of the oil age was fairly recent. Although the stuff was used to waterproof boats in the Middle East 6,000 years ago, extracting it in earnest began only in 1859 after an oil strike in Pennsylvania.
  • (computing) To copy data from a system to another place or system, usually in order to archive it.
  • (informal) To end a relationship with.
  • To knock heavily; to stump.
  • (Halliwell)
  • (US) To put or throw down with more or less of violence; hence, to unload from a cart by tilting it; as, to dump sand, coal, etc.
  • (Bartlett)
  • (US) To precipitate (especially snow) heavily.
  • Synonyms
    * See also
    Derived terms
    * dumping car, dump car * dumping cart, dump cart * dump on * dump and burn

    Etymology 2

    See dumpling.


    (en noun)
  • (UK, archaic) A thick, ill-shapen piece.
  • (UK, archaic) A lead counter used in the game of chuck-farthing.
  • (Smart)