n. an obnoxiously timid person, or someone who complains and whines a great deal in order to appear meek, when in fact they are being manipulative.
v. 1. to sneak or creep about in a way that suggests some sort of nefarious goings on. 2. To carry on in a self-effacing way for show, to gain attention. 3. to whine
Example: “To hear the meech tell it, the world was ending at that moment and about to fall upon his head because of a long dead curse from a nameless relative of mean spirits.” or “And you’re going to gain the lady’s favor by meeching about, are you? She deserves a less manipulative suitor.”
So, a one-syllable alternative to “passive-aggressive jerk”?
Yes, but essentially convey that this person is actually not capable.