from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Slang A stupid, inept, or foolish person.
  • noun Vulgar Slang The penis.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun slang. a person who is stupid, socially inept, or ridiculous; -- always used disparagingly.
  • noun vulgar slang the penis.

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

  • noun a dull stupid fatuous person


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

[Perhaps from dork, variant of dirk.]

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US 1960s, from 1967 in sense of “silly person”, presumably from earlier use as bowdlerization of dick ("penis") in student slang, particularly Midwest.



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  • Name for a whale's penis.

    May 7, 2008

  • Not specifically a whale's, I don't think!

    May 8, 2008

  • Mollusque?

    May 8, 2008

  • Poor mollusque, to have come to this: the putative Wordie expert on whale penises.

    May 8, 2008

  • Well, don't forget about skipvia. And there's a whole list about baculums. (Or is it bacula?)

    Hmm... this conversation does lend new meaning to the already-fun term dork out.

    May 8, 2008

  • All penises are dorks.

    All dorks are not penises.

    Whales do not have baculums.

    Jonah was a dork.

    May 9, 2008

  • So was one of my ex-boyfriends.

    He didn't have a baculum either.


    May 9, 2008

  • Mollusque, that's pure poetry.

    May 9, 2008

  • Brilliant! I knew mollusque was the chap for the job :-)

    May 9, 2008

  • Don't make a cock-up of it, mollusque.

    May 9, 2008