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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.]


informal US an annoying or boring person
[C20: from Yiddish nudyen to bore + -nik]


(ˈnʊd nɪk)

Slang. a bore; pest.
[1945–50, Amer.; < Yiddish, =nud-, base of nudyen (see nudge2) + -nik -nik]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nudnik - (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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She's active in ACT, a monthly book club and a weekly improv group called the Nudniks, but it's "at my own pace".
Her attitude reassured me that in a world full of scammers and nudniks, there were still people who exercised the same kind of no-nonsense approach to life that was a cornerstone of my upbringing.