☆ (theidolhands) wrote in 1word1day,


Saturday & Sunday Word: Normcore & Nudnik

norm·core [ˈnôrmˈkôr]:
origin: [2009] portmanteau; normal + hardcore, accidently coined in a web comic called Templar, Az.

noun or adjective
Ultra-conformity; super normal; the trend for everyone to dress the same (known as "unpretentious"), by making zero fashion statement -- being deliberately nondescript or generic -- by wearing the latest trend of (expen$ive) brand name clothing* deemed acceptable or inoffensive in the slightest; a class conscious method of blending in. In other words, working hard to fit in while making it seem natural = high school FOREVER!

Clothing items are often androgynous or "unisex", meaning they work well on men and women, further blending the lines of conformity. *Acceptable brands (but not limited to): Aberchrombie & Fitch, American Apparel, Armani, Burburry, J. Crew, Nike, Northface, Uggs, and Vans.


nud·nik [no͝od′nĭk]:
origin: [1945] Yiddish (Americanized), slang; nudne= boring, nudyen= to bore, so nud + nik= a type of person.

To be a bothersome, obtuse, or pestering person; a bore. See also: "noodge".

The Yiddish word for a pain-in-the-ass or a willful idiot.
Tags: adjective, american, german, neologism, portmanteau, slang, wordsmith: theidolhands, yiddish

  • Tuesday word: Ceremony

    Tuesday, Mar. 2, 2021 Ceremony (noun) cer·e·mo·ny [ser-uh-moh-nee] noun 1. the formal activities conducted on some solemn or important public or…

  • Sunday Word: Interlocutor

    interlocutor[in-ter- lok-y uh-ter] noun: 1 one who takes part in dialogue or conversation 2 the performer in a minstrel show who is placed…

  • Wednesday Word: Déraciné

    Déraciné - noun or adjective. You may know déraciné as the title of a video game, but this French word can also be used as an adjective or noun.…

  • Post a new comment


    Comments allowed for members only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded