Calling someone a nerd can be a compliment or a dis, depending on the person and context. Dweeb is “wimp; a stupid or uninteresting person.”
Is being called a nerd a good thing?
So, no it is not in the bad or negative sense but you still have to be careful with this word some people might find a bit offensive to be called a nerd especially when this word has a first definition that is kind of negative. It used to be more offensive than it has become.
What is a gaming nerd?
A gamer is defined as someone who plays video games often, and can play them well enough to enjoy the game in itself. A nerd, however, usually has almost nothing to do with video games as they are typically stuck behind a textbook or comic book or any other Sci-Fi or Fantasy franchise.