Dork Meaning: What Does Dork Mean? with Useful Examples

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Dork Meaning

What Does Dork Mean?

‘Dork’ can be used in many different ways from fun and playful to mean. Nerdy book worm types will often be called ‘dorks’. This is a slang term that could mean a person exhibiting behavior that is odder or stranger than the general public. It can also be used when a girl is talking about a guy she likes or just finds good-looking.

Origin of Dork

It is a common opinion that the term originally began in the 1960s in the Midwest. While the meaning is another word for penis, it may have come from the word variation of dick. The original spelling for the term was ‘dorque’ and was later changed to the current spelling. One of the earliest notations of the term was in 1964 by a serial killer known as “The Pied Piper of Tuscon”, Charles Schmid. In an interview with the popular magazine, Life, he was quoted calling himself “a dork”.It eventually took hold and became a common word in modern pop culture.

Conversation Examples

Here is how you will find this internet slang term used.

Example 1

  • Texter 1: Hey girl how you doing?
  • Texter 2: Great just relaxing at home reading a book.
  • Texter 1: Serious on a Saturday night?
  • Texter 2: Yup hbu?
  • Texter 1: You are such a dork lol.
  • Texter 1: I’m heading to a party, I have a life lmao.

A way you will find the term ‘dork’ used is when someone is nerdy or a book worm like this situation. One friend is picking on the other because instead of going out to have fun she is staying in with a good book.

  • lol – Laugh Out Loud
  • lmao – Laughing My A** Off

Example 2

  • Girl: What you doing?
  • Guy: Fixing my computer.
  • Girl: You actually know how?
  • Guy: Yeah I can completely take it apart and put it back together in mere minutes.
  • Girl: Wow Serious?
  • Guy: Sure can and I know the perfect ram and graphics card needed to make it run flawlessly.
  • Girl: You are such a dork. (The girl laughs while talking.)

A guy talking about how great he is with electronics and all the technical stuff he knows about them, will definitely result in him being called a ‘dork’. Usually for play, though because most girls like smart guys in today’s time.

Example 3

You see a young girl maybe 9 or 10 years old carrying a large stack of books. Her hair is a mess, and glasses so big they keep falling from her nose and she almost drops the books as she pushes her glasses back up.

  • Young Boy 1: Wow you are such a dork!
  • Young Boy 2: I know look how stupid she looks.

Here you have two young boys picking and making fun of a young girl who clearly cares more about her intelligence than her appearance. The boys are being mean for no particular reason other than they find her to be a ‘dork’.

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