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Nerds (candy)

Nerds are an American candy sold by Nestlé under The Willy Wonka Candy Company. Their unusual shape and thin candy-coating is comparable to rock candy. With their anthropomorphic covers, Nerds usually contain two flavors per box, and each flavor has a separate compartment and opening. Larger packages may contain various colors—sometimes referred to as "Rainbow Nerds."

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nerds

n. (plural of nerd English)

Usage examples of "nerds".

There may be, proportionately, many more nerds among scientists than among backhoe operators or fashion designers or traffic wardens.

Scientists are nerds, socially inept, working on incomprehensible subjects that no normal person would find in any way interesting - even if he were willing to invest the time required, which, again, no sensible person would.

Norman Conquest involved a horde of high-belted, pocket-protected, calculator-carrying nerds with broken glasses invading England.

There are more boy nerds than girl nerds, but there are plenty of both.

So those who find nerds distasteful, but at the same time crave the products of science, face a kind of dilemma.

Subsidize not the curiosity of the nerds, but what will benefit society.