Definition of nudnik in English:


Syllabification: nud·nik
Pronunciation: /ˈno͝odˌnik
(also nudnick)


North American informal
  • A pestering, nagging, or irritating person; a bore.
    More 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.


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

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