Definitions for nebbishˈnɛb ɪʃ

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  1. nebbish, nebbech(noun)

    (Yiddish) a timid unfortunate simpleton

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  1. Nebbish(n.)

    A person who is ineffectual, timid, and often luckless; a person of no significance.

  2. Origin: [Yiddish, nebekh poor, unfortunate.]

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  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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