Definition of nudnik in English:

nudnik

(also nudnick)

noun

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

    • ‘This happened in hoity-toity homes, nudnick neighborhoods, or wonky workplaces.’
    • ‘Prudie is so tired of all the nonsense propagated by the PC nudniks.’
    • ‘Similarly, if a nudnick comes into your life, put aside personal animosity.’
    • ‘Adding to the charm of his work, Shachtman isn't some defense policy think tank nudnick.’
    • ‘The point of this flippant phone call was so that I, the nudnik of the century, could ask you, the sharp-witted professor, if you'd like to… ‘He seemed to hesitate. ‘… go to dinner sometime.’’
    • ‘Tell the nudnik: ‘If you catch me eating sweets, I'll pay you $50.’’

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

nudnik

/ˈno͝odnik/