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Saturday, January 09, 2010

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
1890-1895
Nebbish is from Yiddish nebekh, "poor, unfortunate," of Slavic origin.