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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Slang A person regarded as socially inept or foolish, often on account of being overly studious.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an insignificant student who is ridiculed as being affected or boringly studious

Etymologies

Origin unknown.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From 1968 US college slang, probably related to feeb. (Wiktionary)

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