/ (nɛʃ) /
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sensitive to the cold
timid or cowardly
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Word Origin for nesh
from Old English hnesce; related to Gothic hnasqus tender, soft; of obscure origin
Words nearby nesh
nervure, nervy, n.e.s., Nesbit, nescience, nesh, nesosilicate, ness, Nesselrode, Nessie, nesslerize
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How to use nesh in a sentence
No, tha'd drop down stiff, as dead as a door-knob, wi' thy nesh sides.Sons and Lovers|David Herbert Lawrence
"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
He said he could not speak out before the women folk, but he was noways nesh to pick his words onst he was outside.Red Pottage|Mary Cholmondeley
Nesh mest hev known him before; he would never trest a stranger so.Two Knapsacks|John Campbell
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