Definitions

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  • noun Somebody who is overtly nerdy, geeky or bookish.

Etymologies

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From the character Poindexter, a young intelligent scientist, in the Felix The Cat television series.

Examples

  • March 26th, 2010 at 12: 35 pm tombaker says: this munny dude, the pernicious poindexter, is a pioneering practicioner of the “conflatio-ad-tedium” rhetorical technique. creative, but unfortunately illegitimate.

    Think Progress » Obama bumper sticker fuels violent political road rage in Tennessee.

  • I've wanted something in that Buddy Holly meets Elvis Costello meets Rivers Cuomo meets anyone the jocks called poindexter back int he 50's realm for awhile and this was the best America's Best had to offer.

    Branded in the 80s!

  • I've wanted something in that Buddy Holly meets Elvis Costello meets Rivers Cuomo meets anyone the jocks called poindexter back int he 50's realm for awhile and this was the best America's Best had to offer.

    Branded in the 80s!

  • I've wanted something in that Buddy Holly meets Elvis Costello meets Rivers Cuomo meets anyone the jocks called poindexter back int he 50's realm for awhile and this was the best America's Best had to offer.

    Branded in the 80s!

  • I've wanted something in that Buddy Holly meets Elvis Costello meets Rivers Cuomo meets anyone the jocks called poindexter back int he 50's realm for awhile and this was the best America's Best had to offer.

    Branded in the 80s!

  • I've wanted something in that Buddy Holly meets Elvis Costello meets Rivers Cuomo meets anyone the jocks called poindexter back int he 50's realm for awhile and this was the best America's Best had to offer.

    Branded in the 80s!

  • I've wanted something in that Buddy Holly meets Elvis Costello meets Rivers Cuomo meets anyone the jocks called poindexter back int he 50's realm for awhile and this was the best America's Best had to offer.

    Branded in the 80s!

  • I've wanted something in that Buddy Holly meets Elvis Costello meets Rivers Cuomo meets anyone the jocks called poindexter back int he 50's realm for awhile and this was the best America's Best had to offer.

    Branded in the 80s!

  • As for this town, "you can't have been in Washington for more than 15 minutes and not have known what was coming," says a cheery Mr. Wyden, who agreed to an interview and true to poindexter form, spent it talking policy.

    The War on Wyden

  • I, on the other hand, can use my ordinary folksiness skills to tell what the founders meant better than any ivory tower poindexter could.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Is the Slaughter Solution constitutional?

Comments

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  • This has GOT to be after that guy from Revenge of the Nerds - amirite?

    October 12, 2007

  • I think it's a little older, arby. There was a character in the original Felix the Cat TV series (in the late 1950s) named Poindexter. If I recall correctly, the character was a total science geek. He was named after Joe Oriolo's lawyer, Emmett Poindexter.

    I am a fount of useless knowledge. :-/

    October 12, 2007