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NEBBISH

 Dictionary entry overview: What does nebbish mean? 

NEBBISH (noun)
  The noun NEBBISH has 1 sense:

1. (Yiddish) a timid unfortunate simpleton

  Familiarity information: NEBBISH used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


NEBBISH (noun)


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Meaning:

(Yiddish) a timid unfortunate simpleton

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

nebbech; nebbish

Hypernyms ("nebbish" is a kind of...):

simple; simpleton (a person lacking intelligence or common sense)

Domain category:

Yiddish (a dialect of High German including some Hebrew and other words; spoken in Europe as a vernacular by many Jews; written in the Hebrew script)


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