poindexter


poindexter
poindexter (n.) "nerdy intellectual," by 1986, U.S. teenager slang, from the character Poindexter, introduced 1959 in the made-for-TV cartoon version of "Felix the Cat."

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  • Poindexter — is an American surname descended from the Poingdestre family of Jersey. In its original form, the name means right fist . Poindexter may also refer to:urnamePeople with the surname Poindexter: *Admiral John Poindexter (born 1936), National… …   Wikipedia

  • Poindexter — ist ein nordamerikanischer Familienname. Herkunft und Bedeutung Der Name ist abgeleitet von der Familie Poingdestre aus Jersey. Die Namensbedeutung ist „Rechte Faust“. Bekannte Namensträger Alan Goodwin Poindexter (* 1961) Astronaut (Sohn von… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • poindexter — Nerd from the Poindexter character in the nerd movies. Don t be jumping around like that you look like a poindexter …   Dictionary of american slang

  • poindexter — Nerd from the Poindexter character in the nerd movies. Don t be jumping around like that you look like a poindexter …   Dictionary of american slang

  • poindexter — [“pomdeksta* ] n. a bookish person; a well mannered good student, usually male. □ Charles is a poindexter, but he’s a good guy. □ I’m no poindexter. In fact, my grades are pretty low …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • Poindexter — noun A bookish or socially unskilled person. Brain: A quantum interface bomb? Are you insane in the membrane? Syn: geek, nerd …   Wiktionary

  • poindexter — noun Somebody who is overtly nerdy, geeky or bookish …   Wiktionary

  • Poindexter — [ pɔɪndɛkstə] noun US informal a boringly studious or socially inept person. Origin 1980s: from the name of a character in the TV cartoon series Felix the Cat …   English new terms dictionary

  • poindexter — n. studious, good student (usually male) …   English slang

  • poindexter — …   Useful english dictionary


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