What does NECKBEARD mean?A slang term for an entitled, nerdy man who has an inability to pick up on social cues and comes off as arrogant and ungroomed.
Other definitions of NECKBEARD:
- The stereotypical depiction of a self-important nerd or geek that cannot shave correctly and has a beard on their neck. Often overly-zealous about their fandoms and assumes everyone is on their side.
- An early 2000s slang term for a geek or nerd that is off-putting and overbearing. Frequently depicted as unkempt and as assholes.
- Can refer to a beard that is only grown on the neck, while keeping the face and cheeks clear of facial hair.
- A grotesque caricature of a fedora wearing, misogynistic, unhygienic, basement-dwelling, nerdy men who have an over-inflated sense of self worth and believe women are for subservience and domination. Closely related to incels.
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How to use the term
I'm getting out of here. There are way too many neckbeards here.
It's a shame when your favorite game or show has a neckbeard fanbase that makes you look bad.
I dumped that dude. Turns out, he only hung out with neckbeards, which was rubbing on him.
You're becoming a neckbeard. We can't keep getting you tendies. We have to insist you watch better anime and stop going online.
If another neckbeard comes in here and puts off any more customers, we're going to start enforcing the hygiene rules harder.
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