nebbish


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Nebbish \Neb"bish\ (m[e^]b"[i^]sh) n. [Yiddish, nebekh poor,
   unfortunate.]
   A person who is ineffectual, timid, and often luckless; a
   person of no significance.
   [PJC]
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