pencil-neck

n
American
an earnest, unattractive, excessively stu-dious male. A derogatory term, suggest-ing the appearance of a scrawny individual, which has been used as a synonym for nerd, grind, etc. Pencil geek is an alternative form.

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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