[ neb-ish ]
/ ˈnɛb ɪʃ /
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a pitifully ineffectual, luckless, and timid person.
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Origin of nebbish
1890–95; <Yiddish nebekh poor, unfortunate, probably <Slavic; compare Czech nebohý poor; spelling with -sh perhaps < Western Yiddish forms of the word
OTHER WORDS FROM nebbishneb·bish·y, adjective
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How to use nebbish in a sentence
In his own photos, Savader looks like your average Beltway nebbish: pasty, bespectacled, bad hair.Paul Ryan Aide Charged With Stalking, Harassing Women for Nude Photos|Michelle Cottle|April 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Calvert was a pudgy older guy who wore thick horn-rimmed glasses and personified the lovable nebbish.