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nesh

/ nɛʃ /

adjective

  1. sensitive to the cold
  2. timid or cowardly


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Word History and Origins

Origin of nesh1

from Old English hnesce; related to Gothic hnasqus tender, soft; of obscure origin
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Example Sentences

No, tha'd drop down stiff, as dead as a door-knob, wi' thy nesh sides.

"They must be nesh folks as is put out with the singing o' birds," replied Emanuel, rather affronted.

He said he could not speak out before the women folk, but he was noways nesh to pick his words onst he was outside.

Nesh mest hev known him before; he would never trest a stranger so.

I think he'd favour poor Master Eddard if he didn't look so nesh.'

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