[ neb-ish ]
/ ˈnɛb ɪʃ /
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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Example sentences from the Web for nebbishy
Romano has always seemed far too nebbishy and whiny for my liking.‘Parenthood’: In Praise of Ray Romano’s Amazing Performance|Jace Lacob|October 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Despite his nebbishy demeanor, the Senate majority leader is an incorrigible junkyard dog.Why Harry Reid’s Mormon Slur May Be Good for the Church|Michelle Cottle|September 26, 2012|DAILY BEAST