Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Slang Variant of nudge2.

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  • n. A whiner, a noodge.
  • v. To pester, to noodge.
  • v. To whine.

Etymologies

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From Yiddish נודזש (nudzh, "boring person").

Examples

  • Other stuff to do this week: revise the damn Star Wars essay just now as I was typing this, I got a nudzh from the editor and writing that damn Dragon Precinct story.

    Monday, Monday

  • Steinmetz reports spellings of the Yiddish word that range from nudzh to noodge, but prefers nudge, which is how it appears in those up-to-date dictionaries that include it.

    No Uncertain Terms

  • In The Joys of Yiddish, Leo Rosten spells the noun nudzh, pronounced in two syllables, NUD-jeh, to rhyme with “could ya.”

    No Uncertain Terms

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