Was this term (I believe it is a synonym of geek, nerd, and so on) based on the television series Dexter or was it around before that and the series based its name on it?
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It's been around a lot longer than the TV series Dexter.
The TV series is based on the novels by Jeff Lindsay:
Although dexter is really Latin for right and sinister is Latin for left. From TV Tropes (click "open/close all folders"):