American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Slang An obtuse, boring, or bothersome person; a pest.
- n. A person who is very annoying; a persistent nag.
- n. A bore; a boring person.
- n. A pest of a person; a jerk.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a pestiferous boring and dull person.
- n. (Yiddish) someone who is a boring pest
- noodnik is attested since 1925, nudnik since 1929. From Yiddish נודניק (nudnik) < root of נודיען (nudyen, "to bore") + ניק (-nik, "noun-forming suffix"). Ultimately from Proto-Slavic *nuda < Proto-Indo-European *neuti- (“need”) < *nau- (“death, to be exhausted”). (Wiktionary)
- Yiddish, nudne, boring (from nudyen, to bore; see nudge2) + -nik, -nik. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Yiddish easily coins new names for new personalities: a nudnik is a ` pest '; a phudnik is a ` nudnik with a Ph. D.”
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“Greg, with respect, you're becoming what in the vernacular is politely termed a "nudnik"; ~) - Trumpeldor has apologised for any offence given, and if, as I suspect, he's an Israeli, then the word you dislike would come naturally to him, with no derogatory intent, as Reb S. has suggested.”
“The third-season opener wittily reunited Heaton with her Everybody Loves Raymond hubby Ray Romano, who guested in a flashback as Mike's nudnik ex-high-school classmate who nearly ruined his honeymoon with Heaton's Frankie.”
“Would Twain's humor and stylistic charm shine as brightly without words like Nerf and nudnik?”
“March 8th, 2010 at 3: 44 pm vuntz schvatz nudnik thesaurus joe from Lowell says:”
“Can't we call her a schmutz, nudnik, noodge (this would be my preferred option), nebbish, ganef, or dybbuk?”
“Then, alas, the crazy takes over, and Peggy "The Ophelia of the Right" comes into her nudnik own.”
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“Besides proving her spouse is innocent, she has two beloved but nudnik adults wanting to spend day time with her.”
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