nudnik


nud·nik

noun \ˈnd-nik\

Definition of NUDNIK

:  a person who is a bore or nuisance

Variants of NUDNIK

nud·nik also nud·nick \ˈnd-nik\

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>

Origin of NUDNIK

Yiddish nudnik, from nudyen to bore, from Polish nudzić, from nuda boredom
First Known Use: 1947

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