Speak like a nerd with these 22 nerd words

I’m a nerd, and of course, I know all about nerd stuff. But it can be challenging for a non-nerd can understand nerd stuff, especially nerd words. These are the ones that make up our language, the ones we use to express ourselves. You might be thinking “I don’t need to know this!” but hear us out: these are not just random words; they’re important parts of our culture and history! Here’s how you can start using them today:


An acronym is a word formed from the initial letters of other words. For example, “SARS” is an acronym for “Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome.” In some cases, an acronym may be pronounced as a word and in others, it may be pronounced separately from the initial letters. Some examples include the AMA (American Medical Association) and the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation).

The following are some other nerd words that are common acronyms:

  • NIH National Institutes of Health
  • EPA Environmental Protection Agency
  • FDA Food and Drug Administration


Avatar is a term used to describe the representation of a user in a virtual world. It comes from Hindu mythology, where the word means “to descend.”

In modern times, the avatar has also been used to describe the manifestation of your thoughts or ideas.


If your nerd type is a computer nerd, you can’t miss the word API. An API is an application programming interface. It’s a set of routines, protocols, and tools for building software applications. In simple terms: APIs allow you to connect multiple programs together so that they can work together in new ways—or even exchange data between them!

When you think about it, this makes sense: If I have two separate programs (let’s say shopping and banking), why shouldn’t they be able to share information? The answer comes down to how each program works on its own terms. For example, let’s say I’m shopping online and want my bank account balance updated with my latest purchase totals from Amazon; if there’s no way for these two pieces of software (or any other third-party service) like Apple Pay or PayPal) accesses my money directly through their respective platforms then there won’t magically appear out of thin air because everything needs some kind of infrastructure before it can happen seamlessly without getting stuck somewhere along the way where everything goes wrong due to lack.


nerd words
  • BFF: Best friends forever.
  • BFFF: Best friends for life.
  • BFFL: Best female friends forever (or just “best” if you’re feeling unspecific).


Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard for exchanging data over short distances from fixed and mobile devices. The name comes from the combination of the words “blue”, meaning “profound and deep,” and “tolerance,” referring to its ability to communicate through walls and other obstacles.

Bluetooth was originally developed by Ericsson in 1994 as a cable replacement technology. In 1999 it became an open standard when it was made available on Linux platforms such as OpenBSD 4.3 or FreeBSD 8.


A botnet is a group of infected computers that can be used for attacks and other nefarious purposes. But it’s also possible to use them for legitimate purposes, such as testing websites or sending emails without your knowledge.

For example, if you have an e-commerce site with a large number of products on sale and you want to see how many people are buying something from you every day, you could set up a webhook so that whenever someone makes a purchase (or tries to), a message is sent back through Google Analytics which tells you exactly how many sales have been generated over the past week or month via this particular link.


CFM stands for Cubic Feet per Minute. CFM is used in HVAC, plumbing, and refrigeration systems to measure airflow rates. It’s also used when measuring the flow rate of water through a pipe or condenser.


A cookie is a small piece of data that your web browser sends to websites and stores on your computer. Cookies can be used to track user sessions, behavior, preferences, and interests.

When you visit a website—whether it’s Google or Amazon—your browser asks the site for permission to send cookies (a request called an “accept header”). The site then decides whether or not it wants the cookie sent based on its policies about how those cookies should be used. If you don’t want any cookies sent by this particular site, then simply click “No” when prompted by a pop-up window; otherwise select “Yes” if you want them sent!

If there are multiple sites using cookies within one domain, then each site must honor these rules separately so that each domain does not receive conflicting signals about what kinds of information are acceptable from other domains within its network infrastructure structure.”


Crowdsourcing is the practice of getting a large group of people to work together to accomplish a task. It’s been around for a while, but it’s only recently that businesses have started using crowdsourcing in their work processes.

Crowdsourcing has its benefits and drawbacks, but it can be used effectively by companies looking for new ways to improve their products or services. Here are some tips on how you can leverage this technology:

  • Use your customers as testers for new products or services before you release them publicly (this way, you know the product will actually work).
  • Ask people who use your product if there are any suggested improvements they could make; this helps ensure that everything is working properly and prevents problems from arising later on down the line when users start experiencing issues with their purchases or experience performance degradation over time due to poor design choices made during development phases leading up towards launch day.


Digital Rights Management (DRM) is a form of copy protection that can be used to prevent copyright infringement. It’s used in music, movies, and games.

In short: DRM is designed to prevent people from sharing their purchases online or making copies that aren’t authorized by the company that made them. For example, if you buy an album on iTunes and listen to it on your computer at home, there’s no problem—but if you want to share that song with friends over Facebook or Spotify, then the DRM will stop them from listening because they don’t have an account with Apple or whoever else owns the rights for this particular track.

DDoS attack

DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack is a cyberattack in which multiple compromised systems flood the bandwidth or resources of a targeted system, usually one or more web servers. The attacker may use botnets, adware programs, and even simple computer programs to overwhelm the server by sending large amounts of data to it.


A dumbwaiter is an elevator that moves horizontally and vertically, rather than vertically only. It’s used to transport food, supplies, and other items between floors. They’re pretty much your standard hotel room service or restaurant “up” button (if you’ll pardon the pun), but they can also be used by businesses who need to move things up or down without having to hire someone else.

While dumbwaiters are most commonly found in restaurants and hotels, they’re not limited to just those locations: they can also be found in offices where there’s a lot of movement between floors—or anywhere else where there may be stairs leading up from one floor onto another level above it!


Emoji is a Japanese word for pictures. It was first used in Japan in the 1990s, and now it’s used all over the world.

The first emoji was created by Shigetaka Kurita of NTT DoCoMo (now SoftBank) in 1998, but it wasn’t until August 2003 that Apple released its first version of iChat through its Mac OS X operating system. This allowed users to send text messages with emoji-like icons attached!


Ethernet is a family of computer networking technologies for local area networks (LAN). It was developed at Xerox PARC in the 1970s and introduced in 1980 as a standard of the American National Standards Institute.

Ethernet uses a bus topology and transmission speed of 10 to 100 megabits per second on copper wire, optical fiber, or wireless links. Ethernet devices connect to one another by being able to communicate using TCP/IP protocols like IPv4 or IPv6 over an entire network without going through any single point server so that speed is possible.

GIF (Graphics Interchange Format)

A GIF, or Graphics Interchange Format, is an image format that can be used online. It has the same file size as a JPEG and can be easily edited in programs like Photoshop and Paintbox.

An animated GIF is a type of GIF where each frame has its own separate file in the same folder as the original one. The animation will then play once when you open this folder (or click on it). This allows you to add interactivity to your images without having any extra images!

Haptic feedback

Haptic feedback is a tactile sensation that is created by applying forces to the surface of a user. It can be used in many different ways, for example, to provide haptic feedback to a user.

For example, if you were using your phone or computer and wanted to know how much time was left on an audio file, you could hit play on Spotify or iTunes and watch as it starts playing immediately—no need for any additional clicks or buttons!


The term hyperlink is a link from one place to another. It’s what you click on in order to move from one page or website to another. You may be familiar with the phrase “click here” or “this will take you there.” The text that contains links is called hypertext, which makes web pages work!

Infographic/Info dump

Infographics are a great way to communicate information in an easy-to-understand format. They can be used to present data in a visual way, share information and explain concepts, processes, or systems.

Leet/1337 speak

Leet/1337 speak is a type of shorthand that was developed by hackers and computer enthusiasts. It uses numbers and symbols instead of letters to communicate with each other, which makes it easier to remember what you’re saying. When you say leet in real life, it means just as much as when someone says “leet” on a forum or website.

Leet/1337 speak is often used in online gaming communities because people want their communication to be more efficient than using normal English prose (which can take up more time). The word “leet” itself means “elite hacker.”


Metadata is data about data. It provides information about the content, format, or structure of a file. Metadata can be used to organize and search information in databases, but it can also be used to find people who share similar interests.

For example: If you wanted to build a database of alligators that were born on May 5th, 2016 (the date when this article was published), you could use metadata like “birth_date” and “species” as fields that would be relevant for your research purposes. The metadata will let us know whether an individual Gator was born at birth or becoming an adult; if they are currently being raised by humans or wild animals; what kind of food they prefer eating (snacks? meat?) etc…

Meme (My favorite nerd words)

This is something every nerd love, even a stereotypical nerd. A meme is an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture. Memes are often used as a unit for carrying cultural ideas, symbols, and practices.

In the digital era, memes take on new forms. They can be seen as jokes/stories in themselves and sometimes even become viral hits online.


OCR is a technology that converts images of text into searchable, editable text. It can be used to convert printed documents into electronic versions and also make handwritten notes searchable.

OCR technology has been around since the 1980s but it’s still not widely used in business because there are some issues with accuracy when using OCR software. However, there are many applications where OCR has been shown to help improve productivity by speeding up the process of finding information on a computer screen or collecting data from paper documents like invoices or receipts


We hope you’ve enjoyed reading about 22 nerd words and learning a little more about the world of nerds. Be sure to share this article with your friends and family, because there’s no doubt that they’ll love it as much as we do! And even if you are a nerd as well as a fashion lover, a fan of nerd block, you can totally wear shirts with these words, that’s so great!

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