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Sunday, August 12, 2007

Definitions for nebbish

  1. A weak-willed, timid, or ineffectual person.

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Citations for nebbish
You used to be a nebbish, a noodle, a fool
And now you're Mr. Big Time with your own private pool.
Maira Kalman, Max in Hollywood, Baby
Poor Humphrey is a nebbish, a fellow whose private passivity is intended to contrast with the dramatic historic events that sweep around him. Mason Buck, New York Times
Origin of nebbish
Nebbish is from Yiddish nebekh, "poor, unfortunate," of Slavic origin.