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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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Nudnik, founded by twin sisters Alexandra and Lindsay Larusso, is a unisex kids clothing line (3 months - 3 years) that not only combats the growing global waste problem, but actively seeks to help solve it.
A nudnik sitting next to an Episcopalian priest keeps asking the priest if he's really Jewish.
Besser, "NPR Radio Wars Putting Jewish Groups in a Bind," Jewish Week, May 20, 2005; Samuel Freedman, "From 'Balance' to Censorship: Bush's Cynical Plan for NPR," Forward May 27, 2005; Nathan Guttman, "Enough Already from Those Pro-Israel Nudniks," Ha'aretz, February l, 2005; E.
Coached by Antisa (Tarik Filipovic), a major player in suit and dark glasses accompanied by hulking thugs, the two nudniks are forced to memorize a convincing, if flaky story about kidnapping Skoko for money he owed, supposedly seizing him at precisely the same time as the occurrence of the atrocity for which Skoko is being tried.
Musical performers will include Rick Recht, The Moshav Band, RebbeSoul and Golem and the Nudniks.
At the risk of being nudniks, but in the good company of Justice Stewart, university presidents probably have to do something similar if they want to preserve civility and tolerance on their campuses.
stood for "Sprachgefuhl Necessitates Our Ongoing Tendance" or "Syntax Nudniks of Our Time" depended on whether or not you were one.
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.
The denizens of Linda Manor are an astoundingly cheerful bunch, these self-described nudniks who revel in all the sitting around, which they call "stupidvising"; who celebrate New Year's Eve in the middle of the afternoon because that is when they're all awake; who put on plays for one another and make greeting cards for the soldiers in the Persian Gulf War.
Her attitude reassured me that in a world full of scammers and nudniks, there were still people who exercised the same kind of no-nonsense approach to life that was a cornerstone of my upbringing.
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.