Adj. 1. Over-sensitive to cold, when applied to a person. E.g."I suppose you want me to turn the fire on, being so nesh."
2. Cold, with respect to the weather. E.g."Put your coat on Billy, it's nesh outside."
3. Being easily scared, overly timid, feeble.

English slang and colloquialisms. 2014.

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