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A weak, submissive, pitiful person, especially a man. Adapted from the Yiddish word nebekh. He's just a sniveling nebbish, not a real man like you. Why they ever hired a nebbish like him to run the company is beyond me.




n. a dull person; a jerk. (From Yiddish.) Taylor is such a nebbish. Why doesn’t she just give up?
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Though it is to be expected that during the course of a thousand years some less impressive types would ascend the throne, it is still somewhat dispiriting to read of such nebbishes as Elah (886-885 BCE), who got plastered while his courtiers ran the show, or Zimri (885 BCE), who set fire to his palace and went up with the flames after ruling for seven days.
Fiat can build the next generation of Jeep Patriot or Compass on an all-wheel-drive Fiat Panda chassis, and lose nothing in translation, because those fraudulent nebbishes are about as Jeep as I am a great Italian tenor.
In Men of Tomorrow: Geeks, Gangsters and the Birth of the Comic Book, Gerard Jones writes the history of the comic book as the confluence of the energies of nebbishes, street kids, bullies, and racketeers, all caught up in the American Dream of making it big, and desperate to escape the confines of poverty-filled, Jewish immigrant childhoods.
In the original, the men were cold and sinister; in the new version, they're nebbishes who need to be constantly drilled in masculine prerogatives by the head of the Men's Association (Christopher Walken).
During his college years he created comicstrip "The Nebbishes," which was syndicated in over 60 newspapers and became popular on greeting cards and cocktail napkins.