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[nar-oh-bak] /ˈnær oʊˌbæk/
noun, Slang.
1.
a person of slight build who is unfit for hard labor.
2.
Disparaging. a contemptuous term used to refer to an Irish-American.
Origin
1920-25
Usage note
This term was used by Irish immigrants to refer to the generation born in America.
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