nebēdnieks

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From nebēda (carefreeness) +‎ -nieks.

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nebēdnieks m (2nd declension, feminine form: nebēdniece)

  1. mischievous, naughty person
    viņam līdzi aizbrauca kāds no jaunākajiem Rīgas puišiem, vislielākais jokdaris un nebēdnieks visā bataljonā — together with him went one of the youngest Rīga boys, the greatest jester and mischievous boy in the entire battalion
    mazie nebēdnieki, kuru te pirmīt bija vesels bars, laikam aizskrējusi pusdienās — the naughty little boys, of which just now there was a whole herd, had probably ran (home) for lunch

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