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    Itasan is offline Member
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    anorak
    LDCE:
    1. especially BrE a short coat with a HOOD that
    keeps out the wind and rain
    2. BrE informal a boring person who is interested
    in the unimportant details of a particular subject
    and does not know how to behave properly in social
    situations
    I wonder what are the American equivalents.
    About 2.
    Is this understanding correct?
    'Nerd' is used both in the UK and US.
    Thank you.

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    It's correct- you can also call an anorak a trainspotter in the UK.

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    Thank you very much, tdol.

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