a foolish or contemptible person who lacks social skills or is boringly studious: one of those nerds who never asked a girl to dance.
• a single-minded expert in a particular technical field: a computer nerd.
the nerds running the world's technology are certainly getting the last laugh: BORE; informal dork, dweeb, Poindexter, nimrod, geek, drip, loser; techie.
1950s (originally US): of unknown origin.
smooch /smuːtʃ/ informal
verb [no object]
kiss and cuddle amorously: the young lovers smooched in their car.
• British dance slowly in a close embrace.
a kiss or a spell of amorous kissing and cuddling: a slurpy smooch on the ear.
• British a period of slow dancing in a close embrace: they suggest a dance but it turns into a smooch.
1930s: from dialect smouch, of imitative origin.