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or nudge  (no͝oj)Informal
A person who persistently pesters, annoys, or complains.
v. noodged, noodg·ing, noodg·es or nudged or nudg·ing or nudg·es
To act like a noodge.
To annoy persistently; pester.

[From Yiddish nudyen, to pester, bore, from Polish nudzić, to pester, bore or Russian nudit', to wear out with complaints or questions; both akin to Old English nēod, distress, need.]


an irritating person who persistently nags and whines
to complain or whine (at) constantly



v. nudged, nudg•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to push gently with the elbow, esp. to get someone's attention.
2. to give a nudge.
3. a gentle push with the elbow.
[1665–75; alter. of dial. (k)nidge, akin to Old English cnucian, cnocian to knock]
nudg′er, n.


or noodge


v. nudged or noodged or nudzhed, nudg•ing or noodg•ing or nudzh•ing,
n. Slang. v.t.
1. to annoy or pester; nag.
2. to nag.
3. a nag; pest.
[1965–70; < Yiddish, s. of nudyen to bore < Polish nudzić; compare nudnik]
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