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dork

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The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living that are desired when dying.
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Etymology

Uncertain. Hypotheses include:

  • Origination as whalers' occupational slang for the penis of a whale (oosik), and by transfer became an anatomical insult.
  • U.S. student slang as a bowdlerization of dick.

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  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A penis.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A quirky, silly and/or stupid, socially inept person, or one who is out of touch with contemporary trends. Often confused with nerd and geek, but does not imply the same intelligence level.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A contraction for ‘door key’ child. The term for a boy or girl who is (or was) left alone for long periods, locking themselves inside with little to do, isolated, possibly poor, learning little, while a single parent (or both parents) work or are away. Origin: probably late 1930s or early 1940s US. Compare with the more neutral sounding term ‘latch-key children’ popular with media and professionals in the 1980s.

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