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noodgeor 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.]
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an irritating person who persistently nags and whines
to complain or whine (at) constantly
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v. nudged, nudg•ing,
1. to push gently with the elbow, esp. to get someone's attention.v.i.
2. to give a nudge.n.
3. a gentle push with the elbow.
[1665–75; alter. of dial. (k)nidge, akin to Old English cnucian, cnocian to knock]
v. nudged or noodged or nudzhed, nudg•ing or noodg•ing or nudzh•ing,
n. Slang. v.t.
1. to annoy or pester; nag.v.i.
2. to nag.n.
3. a nag; pest.
[1965–70; < Yiddish, s. of nudyen to bore < Polish nudzić; compare nudnik]
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