Definitions for nebbishˈnɛb ɪʃ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

neb•bish*ˈnɛb ɪʃ(n.)

  1. a pitifully ineffectual, inept, and timid person.

    Category: Status (usage)

* Slang..

Origin of nebbish:

1890–95; < Yiddish nebekh poor, unfortunate, prob. < Slavic; cf. Czech nebohý poor

neb′bish•y(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. nebbish, nebbech(noun)

    (Yiddish) a timid unfortunate simpleton

Wiktionary

  1. nebbish(Noun)

    One who is fearful and timid, especially in making decisions and plans, in discussions, debates, arguments, and confrontations, and in taking responsibility.

    Actor Rick Moranis often plays a nebbish.

  2. nebbish(Noun)

    A loser.

  3. Origin: From נעביש, from נעבעך.

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