See also: yiddish and yíddish

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Etymology

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Yiddish ייִדיש (yidish), from Yiddish ייִדיש־דוײַטש (yidish-daytsh), cognate with German jüdisch (Jewish).

Pronunciation

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  • enPR: yĭd'ĭsh, IPA(key): /ˈjɪd.ɪʃ/
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Adjective

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Yiddish (comparative more Yiddish, superlative most Yiddish)

  1. Of or pertaining to the Yiddish language.
  2. (informal) Jewish; relating to Yiddishkeit.
    Synonym: Jewish
    Yiddish cooking; Yiddish music

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Proper noun

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Yiddish

  1. A West Germanic, or more specifically High German, language that developed from Middle High German dialects, with an admixture of vocabulary from multiple source languages including Hebrew-Aramaic, Romance, Slavic, English, etc., and mostly written in Hebrew characters which is used mainly among Ashkenazic Jews from central and eastern Europe.
    Synonym: Jewish
    Holonym: High German
    Meronyms: Eastern Yiddish, East Yiddish, Western Yiddish, West Yiddish
    • 1983, Philip Baldi, An Introduction to the Indo-European Languages, page 128:
      Yiddish is a High German language [...] two varieties of Yiddish developed [...]
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