- Hyphenation: nerd‧dom
- (colloquial, rare) The attitudes and behaviours of a nerd; nerdiness.
- 2008 October, Will Smith, “Why Does Hollywood Give Nerds a Bad Rap?”, in Maximum PC, San Francisco, Calif.: Future US, ISSN 1522-4279, page 9:
- Even movies that first appear to add a promising element of nerdom always end up doing something dumb, like tarnishing a tense computer-based drama with idiotic and unusable (but oh so very sexy) 3D interfaces.
- (colloquial, rare) Nerds considered as a group.