- sensitive to the cold
- timid or cowardly
Word Origin for nesh
Examples from the Web for nesh
Historical Examples of nesh
When he knew it wes Nesh, he got a fright himself end then frightened Herding into doing it.Two Knapsacks
Here are two words with very different titles and claims, nesh and hyppish.Society for Pure English, Tract 3 (1920)
Society for Pure English
Neshamah, nesh′a-m, n. the highest degree of the soul in the cabbalistic system.
I think he'd favour poor Master Eddard if he didn't look so nesh.'The Pillars of the House, Vol. I (of 2)
Charlotte M. Yonge
"They must be nesh folks as is put out with the singing o' birds," replied Emanuel, rather affronted.The Grey Woman and other Tales
Mrs. (Elizabeth) Gaskell
Word Origin and History for nesh
"tender, delicate, weak," now a Northern England dialect word, from Old English hnesce "soft in texture" (cognate with early modern Dutch nesch, Gothic hnasqus), of unknown origin.