nebbishy

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Etymology[edit]

nebbish +‎ -y

Adjective[edit]

nebbishy (comparative more nebbishy, superlative most nebbishy)

  1. Resembling or characteristic of a nebbish
    • 1988 August 26, Lawrence Bommer, “The Book of Blanche”, Chicago Reader:
      Jeff Johnson's nebbishy Blanche, for example, is a complete comic character, a demented Dorothy (a la Martin Short) who can write her way back to Kansas.
    • 2011, Peter L. Bergen, The Longest War:
      As we have seen, one of the intellectual architects of that war was Sayyid Qutb, a nebbishy Egyptian writer with a Hitler mustache who arrived in the placid town of Greeley, Colorado, in 1949 to attend college.

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