(slang) A person regarded as socially dull, unsophisticated, foolish, awkward, etc.
A person regarded as socially inept or foolish, often on account of being overly studious.
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Origin of dweeb
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From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- The 1980s backronym Dim-Witted Eastern-Educated Boor derives from apparent social and attitudinal differences between West Coast and East Coast US, and describes a stereotypical Ivy-league graduate from Harvard, Yale, etc.
- From 1968 US college slang, probably related to feeb.