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A nerf herder keeps watch over a herd of nerfs.
"Why you stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf-herder!"
"Who's scruffy-looking?"
―Princess Leia Organa and Han Solo
A herd of nerfs.

A nerf herder, also spelled "nerf-herder" or "nerfherder", was someone who herded nerfs on various planets throughout the galaxy. As it was solely an occupation for lower-class beings, the term "nerf herder" became an insult used throughout the galaxy. Nerf herders were often somewhat simple, but as a result of living outdoors and fighting off anything that interfered with their herds, they became quite capable.

Behind the scenes

The term was so popular with fans that a band named Nerf Herder was named in its honor.


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