nudnik

[ noo d-nik ]
/ ˈnʊd nɪk /

noun Slang.

a persistently dull, boring pest.

Origin of nudnik

1945–50, Americanism; < Yiddish, equivalent to nud- base of nudyen (see nudge2) + -nik -nik
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British Dictionary definitions for nudnik

nudnik
/ (ˈnʌdnɪk) /

noun

US informal an annoying or boring person

Word Origin for nudnik

C20: from Yiddish nudyen to bore + -nik
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