Meaning of nesh in English:


Pronunciation /nɛʃ/


dialect British
  • (of a person) weak and delicate, in particular in being susceptible to the cold.

    ‘it was nesh to go to school in a topcoat’
    • ‘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.’
    sickly, in poor health, unhealthy, valetudinarian, frail, feeble, weak, weakly, debilitated


Old English hnesce, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch dialect nes ‘soft or foolish’.