Nebbish


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Nebbish is a noun that refers to a timid or submissive person.

Our word of the day is one of many words that originated in Yiddish, a language that began as a German dialect with words from Hebrew and several modern languages. Nebbish has evolved from the word for ‘poor’ and ‘unfortunate.’

I was kind of a nebbish as a kid. I didn’t have the courage to stand up for myself at all.