nudnik


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nudnik

(ˈnʊdnɪk)
n. a bore; a pest; a crank. (From Russian via Yiddish. Also a term of address.) Tell that nudnik to stay away from here. He is such a pest.
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A nudnik sitting next to an Episcopalian priest keeps asking the priest if he's really Jewish.
Musical performers will include Rick Recht, The Moshav Band, RebbeSoul and Golem and the Nudniks.
On the other hand, we've had to deal with an increasing number of nudniks whose requests were so completely ill-conceived that one has to marvel at their chutzpah.
I was so relieved that he wasn't going to send me to the poorhouse or to jail that I gave him a good deal more time than I ordinarily would have to party nudniks.
Of course, there were also powerful - and powerfully repressed - nudniks like the lawmaker Anthony Comstock, who trampled all over people's civil freedoms: He suppressed ``The Wedding Night,'' an early sex manual for couples explaining how to inspire ``a vague (emphasis mine) desire for the intertwining of lower limbs,'' and battled Margaret Sanger, the patron saint of sexual freedom, over the dissemination of information about birth control.