Trel (trellia_chan) wrote in 1word1day,
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Wednesday word: nebbish

Hi!  After a ridiculously long sabbatical, I'm resuming the Wednesday word. It's nice to be back!

I'll ease back in with a short, simple one this week.

nebbish:

Noun, slang: A pitiful, timid, meek, luckless, ineffectual person

Origin: English use started around the turn of the 20th century. Yiddish nebekh meaning poor, unfortunate. From Czech nebohý.  
Tags: czech, n, noun, slang, wordsmith: trellia_chan, yiddish
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