noun Etymology: perhaps alteration of dick Date: 1967 slang nerd; also jerk 4a

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  • dork — [dork] 1. n. the penis. (Usually objectionable.) □ Paul told a joke about a dork, but everybody just sat there and looked straight ahead. 2. n. a jerk; a strange person. (See also megadork.) □ Ye gods, Sally! You are a dork! …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • dork — (d[^o]rk), n. 1. a person who is stupid, socially inept, or ridiculous; always used disparagingly. [slang.] Syn: nerd; jerk. [PJC] 2. the penis. [vulgar slang] [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dork — [ dɔrk ] noun count INFORMAL an insulting word for someone who you think is stupid because they behave or dress in a way not considered fashionable ╾ dork|y adjective: He was wearing this really dorky shirt …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • dork — [dôrk] n. 1. [Vulgar Slang] the penis 2. Slang a person regarded as stupid, foolish, awkward, clumsy, etc. dorky adj. dorkier, dorkiest …   English World dictionary

  • dork — [do:k US do:rk] n informal [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: Perhaps from DICK1] someone who you think is or looks stupid >dorky adj …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dork — stupid person, 1967, originally U.S. student slang, perhaps from earlier meaning penis (1964), itself probably an alteration of DICK (Cf. dick). Related: Dorky; dorkiness …   Etymology dictionary

  • dørk — sb., en, e, ene (skibsgulv); gå i dørken (falde om) …   Dansk ordbog

  • dork — ► NOUN informal ▪ a socially inept person. ORIGIN perhaps a variant of DIRK(Cf. ↑dirk), influenced by DICK(Cf. ↑dick) …   English terms dictionary

  • Dork — may refer to: USA pejorative slang for a quirky, silly and/or stupid, socially inept person, or one who is out of touch with contemporary trends. Often confused with nerd and geek, but does not imply the same level of intelligence. Vulgar slang… …   Wikipedia

  • dork — n 1. the penis. A term popularised first among American adults then among teenagers in the 1970s, it is probably inspired by dick and, perhaps, pork. 2. a fool, an offensive buffoon. This is a predictable second (and now more wide spread) sense… …   Contemporary slang

  • dork — I. penis, dick, hoo haw    Does your dork shrink after you ve been swimming? Ya. That s natural. [b]II. [B] foolish person, dipstick, jerk, lamebrain    What a dork! He drove off the road to pass that car! …   English idioms

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