Tuesday, March 13, 2001
Definitions for nebbish
- 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.
Poor Humphrey is a nebbish, a fellow whose private passivity is intended to contrast with the dramatic historic events that sweep around him.
Origin of nebbish
Nebbish is from Yiddish nebekh, "poor, unfortunate," of Slavic origin.