from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A person regarded as weak-willed or timid.
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- n. One who is fearful and timid, especially in making decisions and plans, in discussions, debates, arguments, and confrontations, and in taking responsibility.
- n. A loser.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A person who is ineffectual, timid, and often luckless; a person of no significance.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (Yiddish) a timid unfortunate simpleton
Yiddish nebekh, poor, unfortunate, of Slavic origin; see bhag- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Yiddish נעביש (nebish), from נעבעך (nebekh, "poor, unfortunate"), from Czech nebohý. (Wiktionary)