noodge or nudge (nj) Informal
A person who persistently pesters, annoys, or complains.
v. noodged, noodg·ing, noodg·es or nudged or nudg·ing or nudg·es
To act like a noodge.
To annoy persistently; pester.
[From Yiddish nudyen, to pester, bore, from Polish nudzić, to pester, bore or Russian nudit', to wear out with complaints or questions; both akin to Old English nēod, distress, need.]
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