Associations to the word «Yiddish»

Wiktionary

YIDDISH, adjective. Of or pertaining to the Yiddish language.
YIDDISH, adjective. (informal) Jewish.
YIDDISH, noun. A West Germanic 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 written in Hebrew characters which is used mainly among Ashkenazic Jews from central and eastern Europe.

Dictionary definition

YIDDISH, noun. A dialect of High German including some Hebrew and other words; spoken in Europe as a vernacular by many Jews; written in the Hebrew script.

Wise words

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