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  • adj. Like a dork, or having a dork's characteristics.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. stupid, socially inept, unfashionable, or ridiculous; -- always used disparagingly.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


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  • Over at the Office party, where Oscar wins the costume contest by default — no one expects "rational consumer guy" to actually win — Pam's Olive Oyl is adorably dorky, which is appropriate given that she and Jim force Timothy Olyphant's Danny to confess that her dorkitude was what kept him from pursuing their relationship several years earlier.

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  • Yesterday we had a Mummy & Lola day (the day before was a Mummy & Max day, and we went here and then had chinese food together) and went to Zürich to stock up on ballet gear, and she was scarily into clothes shopping ... she helped me choose some new sunglasses, although the jury is still out on whether they are a good look for me or not (Bruno called them 'dorky' - hey, doesn't he know dorky is the new black?).

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  • Do you wonder if twenty years from now, someone will be lauding some book and wishing there had been -- a book about a kind of dorky kid that goes on a road trip with his Muslim friend and thinks over his obssession with girls named Katherine -- when SHE was a teen?

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  • The surgeon's glasses are also embarrassing to use, because they have a kind of dorky mad scientist look.

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  • So what kind of dorky hijinks was Jimmy the geek up to last night (Thursday, June 25)?

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