Definitions

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  • noun humorous Any intentionally nerdy style of music.
  • noun slang The most dedicated nerds, especially in terms of computer ability.

Etymologies

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nerd +‎ -core

Examples

  • A largely white subgenre of hip-hop that celebrates the solitary pleasures of science fiction, computers and bad teenage movies, nerdcore is emerging from the shadows of the Internet, where it spent the last half-decade as an in-joke.

    New York Times Discovers Nerdcore » Fanboy.com

  • I think there has to be a geeksta with all the growth nerdcore is having as a genre.

    EXTRALIFE – By Scott Johnson - Updated Geeks

  • Some of the earliest MCs to find themselves classified as nerdcore actually self-identified as

    Hipster, please!: +1 blog of nerd music & culture

  • July 31, 2009 at 1:01 AM wow, now i can write all my 16 bars nerdcore rhymes with ease, thanks wolfram

    Use Wolfram Alpha As A Writing Tool | Lifehacker Australia

  • For many, this 9-song masterpiece was their first true taste of what would come to be called nerdcore, and this piece of our musical history can still be downloaded freely from YT's site.

    Hipster, please!: +1 blog of nerd music & culture

  • Case, now 25, is an entrepreneur, a self-described "computer nerd" and one of the more prominent practitioners of a bustling little underground hip-hop scene called "nerdcore," a subgenre created by geeks for geeks.

    Geeksta Rap Rising

  • See photos Also dubbed "nerdcore," this branch of hip-hop is for geeks, by geeks.

    Rap Marketing Comes to Nerdcore

  • The term arose in the 40's to describe middle class whites acting like black musicians, now referred to as "nerdcore".

    Cracked: All Posts

  • If, like the vast majority of music listeners, you're unfamiliar with the term "nerdcore," then you're in luck.

    /Film

  • If, like the vast majority of music listeners, you're unfamiliar with the term "nerdcore," then you're in luck.

    /Film

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