One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A dull or socially inept person, especially someone who is excessively studious.‘surfing the Net is a popular late-night pastime for spods’
bore, dull personView synonyms
- ‘The programme's resident science spod turned out not to have been quite the star witness for the BBC that we had all been expecting.’
- ‘Not funny, unless you're a techie spod, I suppose.’
- ‘It's likely that these TV spods aren't actually lefty liberals with a will to help the poor and needy.’
- ‘You know you'll still get some whingeing spods complaining about it.’
- ‘Ever since four spods from Merseyside were met by crowds of screaming girls at JFK, conquering the States has always been the ultimate goal of any group from these shores.’
- ‘It gave the spod a warm, marshmallowy smile that puffed up his features like dough.’
- ‘Because I am a secret spod I had done some revision before taking the test.’
- ‘As I'm just having to reinstall millions of apps on a rebuilt machine, this episode rather appealed to the spod in me.’
- ‘Instead, he kept it close to him, his fingers ridged, and with a confused look spreading over his face the spod in the purple shirt tried to read around the grip of his fist to see what make and model it was.’
- ‘He ends by saying that the programme ‘is no longer the domain solely of sci-fi spods, this is must-see TV for everyone.’’
1980s: of unknown origin.
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