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nudzh

Definition:

to push into action by pestering or annoying gently

Class:

communication verb (telling, asking, ordering, singing, etc.)

Past tense:

nudzhed

Present participle:

nudzhing

3rd-person singular present:

nudzhs

Type of:

push » urge on » rede » hash out

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

noodge | nudge

Etymology:

Yiddish נודזש (nudzh, "boring person").
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

American Heritage Dictionary:

nudge | nudged [past tense] | nudzhed [past tense] | noodged [past tense] | nudging [present participle] | nudzhing [present participle] | noodging [present participle] | nudges [3rd-person singular present] | nudzhes [3rd-person singular present] | ...

To push against gently, especially in order to gain attention or give a signal. | To come close to; near | A gentle push. | One who persistently ... (25 of 102 words, 6 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

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Wiktionary:

nudzh | nudzhes [plural] | nudzhed [past tense] | nudzhing [present participle]

[slang] A whiner, a noodge. | [slang, transitive] To pester, to noodge. | [slang, intransitive] To whine. (15 of 17 words, 3 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/nudzh

Random House Dictionary:

nudzh | nudge [synonym, entry 2]

nudge2 (1 of 8 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/nudzh

Wikipedia:

List of English words of Yiddish origin

many of which have entered the English language by way of American English. Spelling of some of these Yiddish language words may be variable. Many of these words are more common in the entertainment industry, via vaudeville, the Catskills/Borscht Belt,... (40 of 3133 words, pronunciation, 9 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/List of English words of Yiddish origin

Collins Dictionary:

noodge

[United States, slang] a persistently nagging or whining, irritating person | [United States, slang] to complain or whine constantly | [United States, ... (20 of 208 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/noodge

New World Dictionary:

noodge

[informal] to annoy with persistent complaining, asking, urging, etc.; nag | [slang] a person who noodges (15 of 31 words, 2 definitions)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/noodge

Merriam-Webster:

nudge | nudged [past tense] | nudging [present participle] | approach [synonym, sense-specific] | graze [synonym, sense-specific] | kiss [synonym, sense-specific] | brush [entry 2, synonym, sense-specific] | shave [synonym, sense-specific] | skim [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

to touch or push gently ; especially, to seek the attention of by a push of the elbow | to prod lightly; urge into action | "approach" | to give a ... (28 of 190 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/nudge

Oxford Dictionary:

nudge | wink wink | nudge nudge | nudger [derived]

prod (someone) gently with one's elbow in order to attract attention | touch or push (something) gently or gradually | coax or gently encourage ... (22 of 170 words, 6 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/nudge

Macmillan British Dictionary:

nudge [verb] | nudged [past tense] | nudging [present participle] | nudges [3rd-person singular present] | nudge your way

[transitive] to use a part of your body, especially your elbow, to give a little push to someone or something | [transitive] to make something move ... (25 of 134 words, 4 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/nudge

nudge [countable, noun] | nudges [plural] | nudge, nudge, wink, wink

a little push that you give to someone or something with a part of your body, especially your elbow | "nudge, nudge, wink, wink": [informal] used as a ... (27 of 58 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/nudge 13

Cambridge Dictionary:

nudge [entry 1]

to push something or someone gently, especially to push someone with your ... | to move slowly and almost reach a higher point or level (24 of 78 words, 2 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/nudge 1

nudge [entry 2]

when you nudge someone or something (6 of 19 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/nudge 2

Encarta Dictionary:

nudge [entry 1] | nudges [plural] | nudged [past tense] | nudging [present participle]

to push or poke somebody gently, usually with a motion of the elbow | to move something gently, especially by pushing it slowly and carefully | to ... (25 of 134 words, 7 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861634064​/definition​.html  [offline]

nudge [entry 2] | nudges [plural] | nudged [past tense] | nudging [present participle]

an offensive term that deliberately insults somebody for being annoying in a persistent and pestering way | to annoy somebody in a persistent and ... (23 of 72 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861634063​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

nudzh | nudzhes [plural] | nudzhed [past tense] | nudzhing [present participle]

Origin: Yiddish נודזש (nudzh, "boring person").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/nudzh

nudge | nudges [plural] | nudged [past tense] | nudging [present participle]

Origin: Circa 17th century, Scandinavian.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/nudge

Online Etymology:

nudge

First use: 1670s

Origin: [verb] "to push slightly with the elbow", perhaps from Scandinavian ... | [noun] "complainer, nagger", 1960s, from Yiddish, from Slavic words meaning ... (22 of 47 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=nudge

Oxford Dictionary:

nudge | wink wink

First use: late 17th century

Origin: (as a verb): of unknown origin; compare with Norwegian dialect nugga, nyggja "to push, rub" | sense-specific: a catchphrase from ... (22 of 31 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/nudge

New World Dictionary:

nudge | nudged [past tense] | nudging [present participle]

Origin: probably akin to Norwegian dialect nyggja, to push, shove, Middle Low German nucke, a sudden push, ultimately from Indo-European base ... (20 of 26 etymology words)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

nudge | nudged [past tense] | nudzhed [past tense] | noodged [past tense] | nudging [present participle] | nudzhing [present participle] | noodging [present participle] | nudges [3rd-person singular present] | nudzhes [3rd-person singular present] | ...

Origin: Probably of Scandinavian origin. | From Yiddish nudyen, to pester, bore, from Polish nudzić.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/nudge

Collins Dictionary:

nudge

First use: 17th century

Origin: perhaps from Scandinavian; compare Icelandic nugga to push

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/nudge

Merriam-Webster:

nudge | nudged [past tense] | nudging [present participle]

First use: 1675

Origin: unknown

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/nudge

Encarta Dictionary:

nudge [entry 2] | nudges [plural] | nudged [past tense] | nudging [present participle]

Origin: Yiddish nudyen "pester, bore" from Polish nudzić

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861634063​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

the Free Dictionary:

nudzh

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "nudzh"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "nudzh" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/nudzh

nudge

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "nudge"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "nudge"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "nudge" by speech synthesizer

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Collins Dictionary:

nudge

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "nudge"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/nudge

Macmillan British Dictionary:

nudge [verb] | nudged [past tense] | nudging [present participle] | nudges [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "nudge"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/nudge

nudge [countable, noun] | nudges [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "nudge"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

nudge | nudged [past tense] | nudging [present participle] | nudges [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "nudge"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/nudge

nudge [countable, noun] | nudges [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "nudge"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/nudge 13

Cambridge Dictionary:

nudge [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "nudge"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "nudge"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/nudge 1

Google Dictionary:

nudge | nudges [plural] | nudged [past tense] | nudging [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "nudge"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

nudge

Audio: North American pronunciation of "nudge"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=nudge​001 word=nudge

YourDictionary Audio:

nudge

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "nudge" by speech synthesizer

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