noun \ˈne-bish\

Definition of NEBBISH

:  a timid, meek, or ineffectual person
neb·bishy \-bi-shē\ adjective

Origin of NEBBISH

Yiddish nebekh poor, unfortunate, from Czech nebohý
First Known Use: 1907


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