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neb(bish)

(ˈnɛb(ɪʃ))
n. a dull person; a jerk. (From Yiddish.) Taylor is such a nebbish. Why doesn’t she just give up?
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I wanted to carry the torch for all nice Jewish guys," says Cohen, who adds that for him the NJB means something beyond being bookish, nebbishy or even Jewish.
Nebbishy aspects aside, Harvey's occupation resonates most specifically with Hoffman himself.
THEY WERE A RATHER DULL AND NEBBISHY LOT, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF SPORTS HANDICAPPER AND D-LIST CELEBRITY WAYNE ALLYN ROOT, WHOSE DONALD TRUMP-LIKE SMARMINESS I AT LEAST FOUND ENTERTAINING .
Yet throughout the 1920s, Jewish writers and performers continued to propagate gleefully unflattering Jewish stereotypes: the nebbishy trickster, the long-suffering and oppressive yiddishe mama, the ignorant and incomprehensible greenhorn, and the pushy salesman.
Sabath really didn't seem to be playing the loyal but envious childhood friend of a famous writer, stuck running the family business; he just was nebbishy Ira Zimmer.
It was 1968 when Mel Brooks first offered up his story of a nebbishy accountant and a theatrical producer who hire a lavishly gay director to mount surefire Broadway failure Springtime for Hitler, and legend has it the film almost wasn't released.
On Tuesday, if you don't die laughing Friday night, you can chow down on brilliantly bad comedy from nebbishy Neil Hamburger, with some alt-karaoke comedy from Canned Hamm as an appetizer (WOW Hall, 9:30 p.
I played journalistic bottom to the nebbishy auteur of narrative-as-exploitation (and Janet Malcolm is one of my favorite writers
Fry's hero is Michael Young, a shy, rather nebbishy twenty-four-year-old graduate student at Cambridge University.
Who is this woman who waited to no avail for more than a decade - during which she and Allen maintained separate New York residences and she appeared in thirteen of his films - for the seemingly nebbishy (and arguably masterful) comedic filmmaker to agree to marry her?
Leo Frank is an easy scapegoat for the murder of a little girl because he's cold, nebbishy, and frankly obnoxious.
Like that film, the series is set in rural, snow-glazed Minnesota, but 20 years later (in 2006), and is stocked with new characters, deadly mischief and a bounty of stars including Allison Tolman as a bright-eyed deputy and Martin Freeman as a nebbishy insurance salesman (distant echoes of the roles played by McDormand and Macy in the film).
The most immediate threat to the Big Apple's well-being arrives in the unlikely form of Max Dillon (Jamie Foxx), a nebbishy, Spidey-worshipping Oscorp employee who, following a lab accident involving a loose fuse and a gigantic tank of electric eels, mutates into the iridescent, spark-wielding monster Electro.
And despite Noah Weisberg's intensely felt performance as the nebbishy protagonist, it was frequently difficult to see past the glib contrivances of his character: His name is Christian Mohammed Schwartzelberg ("My family's kind of all over the place spiritually"), and he does children's puppet shows with figures of Noam Chomsky, Annie Leibovitz and Robert Smith of the Cure.