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nudnik

noun nud·nik \ˈnu̇d-nik\

Definition of nudnik

  1. :  a person who is a bore or nuisance



Examples of nudnik

  1. <dreads family gatherings, as that nudnik of a brother-in-law is always sure to be there>

  2. <nobody wants to hang around with that nudnik—all he wants to do is talk shop>



Variants of nudnik

also nud·nick play \ˈnu̇d-nik\

Origin of nudnik

Yiddish nudnik, from nudyen to bore, from Polish nudzić, from nuda boredom


First Known Use: 1947


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