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  • adjective informal adorable in a socially awkward manner


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From adorable + dork



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  • Adjective. The quality of being both nerdy and overwhelmingly cute.

    May 23, 2007

  • I thought I 'coined' this (rather obvious) one but it was cited on WordSpy today.

    October 18, 2008

  • adorkable

    The act of being adorable, yet a dork; used as an adjective

    Dork: a stupid, foolish person; sometimes has a bit of a negative connotation

    Adorable: anyone or anything that is cute, charming, fun


    jesidres says: Keith was adorkable. I wanted to pinch cheeks (and take a razor to his mustache)


    amandakt says: Thank you for the years filled with beautiful music, adorkable moments and miracles.


    Eric Geller says: I, like Mandy, adore the adorkable. Whenever something has both the cuteness factor and the nerd factor, I’m interested.

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    July 14, 2010

  • Cute in an off-beat way, My mother-in-law insists that this quality is embodied by a corgi.

    January 19, 2013

  • Seeing as I don't have her contact details, it's up to you to tell her she's wrong.

    January 19, 2013

  • what's up with the flickr content here? A bunch of Second Life cheesecake—and Paul McCartney?

    January 19, 2013

  • Seeing as I don't have his contact details, you'll have to tell Paul he's hanging with the wrong crowd.

    January 19, 2013