Definition of nudnik in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈno͝odnik/
(also nudnick)


North American informal
A pestering, nagging, or irritating person; a bore.
Example sentences
  • Prudie is so tired of all the nonsense propagated by the PC nudniks.
  • Tell the nudnik: ‘If you catch me eating sweets, I'll pay you $50.’
  • Similarly, if a nudnick comes into your life, put aside personal animosity.


Early 20th century: Yiddish, from Russian nudnyĭ 'tedious'.

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Syllabification: nud·nik

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