nudnik

Alternative Spellings

nudnic, noodnick

Definitions

  • "A pest, a nag, an annoyer, a monumental bore." (Rosten)

Example Sentences

  • "Who could stand to be around Shlomo for very long? He's such a nudnik!"

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

נודניק

Who Uses This

Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
Non-Jews: (words that have spread outside of Jewish networks)

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003[1968]).
Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

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