1. (Yiddish) a timid unfortunate simpleton
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  • (Variety's Dennis Harvey called Mr. Friedman's onscreen persona "nebbishy"; The Boston Globe's Wesley Morris was a little nicer, saying, "The movie is the product of his big, shiny love of forgotten soul legends whom superstardom ... has eluded.") Did Pirated 'Wolverine' Review Get Fox 411's Roger Friedman Fired? [Update]
  • A nebbishy fellow with glasses stood up in one of the cubicles.
  • So like some kind of nebbish-y Nero he decrees, "All this pastrami is going straight to my thighs ... Dan Pashman: The Mike Bloomberg Diet
  • Murphy's character flip-flops between obnoxious clown and likable nebbish, failing to ever find an appropriate balance.
  • Cusack is a very different kind of nebbish, and he avoids the pitfalls of too many actors who think that being in a Woody Allen movie means you have to fully inhabit the Woody persona. Archive 2008-06-01
  • I still can't believe that a nebbish like Tony could possibly become a senior Government Minister.
  • Then we saw him as he really is: a nebbishy driving instructor with a perfect White Plains family and a killer quiche recipe. Cheers & Jeers: How We Met Barney's Father
  • Woody Allen is funny (then again, I'm a big fan, so I'm biased) as Tex, whining and being the nebbish we've all come to know and love.
  • Leo is a neurotic nebbish of sizable proportions.
  • Allen was never a pretty picture, but his famous nebbish looks and wimpish physique did convey a certain elfish charm.
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