Definitions

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

Etymologies

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

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!

  • 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?

  • Yes | No | Report from mary lou poindexter wrote 2 weeks 4 days ago zoe looks so sweet yet she looks like she can run fast and handle anything and she looks like a good friend i am voting for her in the best gun dog contest

    Best Gun Dog Contest

  • Yes | No | Report from mary lou poindexter wrote 2 sec ago zoe looks so sweet yet she looks like she can run fast and handle anything and she looks like a good friend i am voting for her in the best gun dog contest

    Best Gun Dog Contest

  • Yes | No | Report from mary lou poindexter wrote 15 sec ago zoe looks so sweet yet she looks like she can run fast and handle anything and she looks like a good friend i am voting for her in the best gun dog contest

    Best Gun Dog Contest

  • North and poindexter were convicted, but had those convictions overturned by an activist judge (a liberal, no doubt).

    Obama touts financial reform, says GOP stance 'deceptive'

  • | Reply | Permalink got my Jay-Z/Linkin Park mashup blastin 'and a beer. pre-debate get-pumped-up routine, like i was actually going out there. i'm so psyched for this. jesus, i'm a poindexter.

    Tonight's Debate Brings Opportunity For Intense Confrontation

  • I have no doubt that he thought the Presidency was going to be a breeze, and he was going to take the world by storm because he wasn't your typical poindexter politician who did things by the book, like Pops or Jimmy Carter or one of those UN nerds.

    Bush: My Biggest Regret Was Failure Of Iraq Intelligence

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  • 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

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

    October 12, 2007