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Neckbeard is a pejorative term for people with negative stereotypes such as social awkwardness, underachievement or pretentiousness.[1][2] The term is often associated with neck hair growth and may refer to overweight unkempt internet users with strong political views.[2][3][4] Neckbeards are also associated with comic books, Dungeons & Dragons, Magic: The Gathering, Otaku subculture, My Little Pony and certain games.[5] They tend to have hair growth on their neck and sometimes wear fedoras. Neckbeards have been called the "neard".[6] Neckbeards have often been associated with various communities, including feminism, incels[7] and men's rights movements.[8]

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  1. ^ Wilcon, Daniel (10 December 2016). "A Thoughtful, Critical Analysis: Am I a Neckbeard?". Study Breaks. Retrieved 2017-04-19. 
  2. ^ a b Allegretti, David (2016-11-21). "I Started Wearing a Fedora to See if it Would Ruin My Life". Vice. Retrieved 2017-04-05. 
  3. ^ Caffier, Justin (2017-02-09). "Every Insult the Left Uses to Troll Conservatives, Explained". Vice. Retrieved 2017-04-05. 
  4. ^ Lauren Rosewarne (25 January 2016). Cyberbullies, Cyberactivists, Cyberpredators: Film, TV, and Internet Stereotypes: Film, TV, and Internet Stereotypes. ABC-CLIO. pp. 77–. ISBN 978-1-4408-3441-7. 
  5. ^ Furino, Giaco (2014-08-20). "Dungeons & Dragons Is Officially Cool Again". Vice. Retrieved 2017-04-05. 
  6. ^ Williams, Alex (8 January 2014). "The Brooklyn Beard Goes Mainstream". The New York Times. Retrieved 2017-04-05. 
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  8. ^ Emmett Rensin (2015-08-18). "The internet is full of men who hate feminism. Here's what they're like in person". Vox. Retrieved 2017-08-20. 
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