Definitions

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  • verb auto racing To bump lightly, whether accidentally or purposefully.
  • verb slang to water down, dumb down or especially weaken, particularly in video games.

Etymologies

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From automobile racing; to bump another car (ca. 1950's?). From NERF® ("non-expanding recreational foam"), a range of toys made of soft foam, ineffective as actual weapons (1969).

Examples

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  • "Something that has been dumbed down to the point where it's completely useless."

    January 14, 2007

  • I love my nerf ball.

    October 16, 2007

  • Unrelated to nerf herder, one of the greatest insults in the galaxy.

    October 16, 2007

  • Fun to throw when soaking wet.

    The nerf, that is. ;-)

    October 16, 2007

  • surf the nerf!

    February 3, 2013