nebbish(redirected from nebbishes)
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Related to nebbishes: tsoris, shlemiel, nebbishy, ganef, ganof
A person regarded as weak-willed or timid.
(of a man) timid and submissive
a man who is timid and submissive
a pitifully ineffectual, inept, and timid person.
[1890–95; < Yiddish nebekh poor, unfortunate, probably < Slavic; compare Czech nebohý poor]
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|Noun||1.||nebbish - (Yiddish) a timid unfortunate simpleton|
Yiddish - a dialect of High German including some Hebrew and other words; spoken in Europe as a vernacular by many Jews; written in the Hebrew script
n (sl) → Schlappschwanz m (inf)