nudge2 or nudzh or noodge ( P ) Pronunciation Key (nj) Slang
One who persistently pesters, annoys, or complains.
v. nudged, or nudzhed or noodged nudg·ing, or nudzh·ing or noodg·ing nudg·es or nudzh·es or noodg·es
To annoy persistently; pester.
To complain or carp persistently.
[From Yiddish nudyen, to pester, bore, from Polish nudzi.]
nudge1 ( P ) Pronunciation Key (nj)
tr.v. nudged, nudg·ing, nudg·es
To push against gently, especially in order to gain attention or give a signal.
To come close to; near: “The temperature was nudging 105 degrees in the shade” (Scouting).
A gentle push
[Probably of Scandinavian origin.]
nudzh ( P ) Pronunciation Key (nj)
n. & v. Slang
Variant of nudge2.
n : a slight push or shake [syn: jog] v 1: to push against gently; "She nudged my elbow when she saw her friend enter the restaurant" [syn: poke at, prod] 2: push into action by pestering or annoying gently