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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

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Contributor: Matt Errey