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- nebish (less common)
nebbish (plural nebbishes)
- One who is fearful and timid, especially in making decisions and plans, in discussions, debates, arguments, and confrontations, and in taking responsibility.
- Actor Rick Moranis often plays a nebbish.
- 2001, Foster Hirsh, Love, Sex, Death, and the Meaning of Life: The Films of Woody Allen 
- “I don't consider myself a nebbish,” Woody told interviewers early in his career, “but everyone else does.”