pisher


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pisher

(ˈpɪʃə)
n
1. a young boy or person who still has little experience
2. someone very insignificant; a nobody
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En aras de la discusion supongamos, junto con el economista promedio, que en cualquier momento el valor en dolares de los bienes de capital--o riqueza, como Irving Pisher los llamo--es proporcional a su cantidad real, y usemos esta (pseudo) medida real como nuestra referencia basica.
Yiddish of course gave Hebrew a full and familiar range of colorful words: chutzpah, dreck, luksh, nebech, nudnik, pisher, pupik, putz, shlumper, shmegege, shmendrik, shmuck, shnorer, shvitzer, and also broch (imbroglio, dilemma), foyleshtik (monkey business), greps, gurnisht, kuntz, macher, mishmash, pulke, pitchifkes, shmuntzes, plonter (predicament), pekelach, shvung (momentum), shluk (sip, but more like a slurp or pull, as the sound of the word suggests), shmates, shpitz, shpritz, tzutzik (smallfry) and tussik or tuches, the latter apparently from the Hebrew tachat (bottom), showing how, via Yiddish, Hebrew words may reenter the spoken language through the back door, so to speak.
Every Jew in this camp will be on your head, if you don't change the way you act, you little pisher, you putz.
She grinned at his astonishment, impish Gussie, who also blushed, then heaved a sigh over the ineffectual husband he would make--a pisher who stole kisses from ladies in extremity.
5) Watson acknowledged that something along those lines might have occurred, but his thesis was that the triggering event came much earlier in Yale's life, when he was but a pisher.
Call me pisher, but I think it's important for, dare I say it, America to know that there is one gay, albeit strange-looking, individual who is comfortable enough to talk about sex the way straight people do.
Except for Gore Vidal, I don't know of another novelist who is doing this job, an enormously important one in an age when a sense of the past weakens and falls in value from year to year, so that the new is thought to reside in a trendy pisher culture (to use a precise Yiddish term).
It had baked in the sun, acquiring the permanence of the brilliant tattoos that snaked up and down the legs of those pishers.
Acorn also hosts "Twits and Pishers," a travel show for bird watchers, produced by the Discovery Channel and seen as far away as Japan.
One of the midnight pishers, Stephen Fernandes, saw his photo on the front page of the Ottawa Citizen and turned himself in.