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This page is about the slang term dork

American English offensive!


a socially awkward person

For example

  • My son is upset because some kids at school called him a dork.

  • You call my little brother a dork again and I'll beat the crap out of you! You got that?

This word is usually used among young people, and has a similar meaning to "geek", "dweeb", "nerd", etc.


This is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz

A young person who is called a dork is probably

a. good at sports

b. not good at relating to people

c. clever at maths and science
a) good at sports b) not good at relating to people c) clever at maths and science

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Contributor: Matt Errey