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.