One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(especially of a person) weak and delicate; feeble.‘it was nesh to go to school in a topcoat’
sickly, in poor health, unhealthy, valetudinarian, frail, feeble, weak, weakly, debilitatedView synonyms
- ‘It confirms London's Transport system is on the verge of collapse and people who live in the capital - to use a word they don't understand - are nesh.’
Old English hnesce, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch dialect nes ‘soft or foolish’.
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