nudnick


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nud·nik

also nud·nick  (no͝od′nĭk)
n. Slang
An obtuse, boring, or bothersome person; a pest.

[Yiddish, nudne, boring (from nudyen, to bore; see nudge2) + -nik, -nik.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nudnick - (Yiddish) someone who is a boring pest
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
bore, dullard - a person who evokes boredom
blighter, cuss, gadfly, pesterer, pest - a persistently annoying person
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Everything sounds exactly the way it should: macher for a self-appointed big shot, shlmiel for the fellow who spills the soup and shlmazel for the poor guy who gets the soup spilled on him, putz for an active louse, shmuck for a hapless one (as in "poor shmuck"), shnorer for a freeloader, nudnick for a pest.
His example of such "intellectual" posturing is the unidentified feminist theorist who flunked students who didn't spell women as "womyn"--an obvious nudnick.