nebekh, nebech, nebuch
- interjection, adverb: "unfortunately"; noun: an unfortunate person
- "Nebech, his father died when he was very young."
Languages of Origin
Who Uses This
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003).
Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).
See also nebbish
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