Yid|dish «YIHD ihsh», noun, adjective.
a language which developed from a dialect of German. Yiddish contains many Hebrew and Slavic words and is written in Hebrew characters. It is spoken mainly by Jews of eastern and central Europe and their descendants.
having to do with this language.
[< Yiddish yidish (daytsh) Jewish (German) < Middle High German jüdisch (diutsch)]

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  • Yid|dish|ism — «YIHD ih shihz uhm», noun. 1. devotion to the Yiddish language and literature. 2. a Yiddish word, phrase, or meaning: »Among Gentiles, it is becoming quite in to pepper one s talk with a Yiddishism or two (“what chutzpah!”) (Time) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Yid|dish|ist — «YIHD ih shihst», noun. a person who is devoted to the Yiddish language and literature …   Useful english dictionary

  • Yid·dish — /ˈjıdıʃ/ noun [noncount] : a language based on German that is written in Hebrew characters and that was originally spoken by Jews of central and eastern Europe Yiddish adj Yiddish words/expressions Yiddish culture …   Useful english dictionary

  • dish — bad·dish; blan·dish; blan·dish·er; blan·dish·ment; brad·dish·er; cad·dish; cav·en·dish; clack·dish; clod·dish; dish; dish·er; dish·ful; ed·dish; fad·dish; kad·dish; kid·dish; lad·dish; mad·dish; pod·dish; red·dish; red·dish·ness; sad·dish;… …   English syllables

  • yid — bu·yid; say·yid; yid; yid·dish·ism; yid·dish·keit; yid·dish; yid·dish·ist; sa·yid; …   English syllables

  • yiddish — yid·dish …   English syllables

  • Yiddishism — Yid•dish•ism [[t]ˈyɪd ɪˌʃɪz əm[/t]] n. 1) ling. a word, phrase, or linguistic feature characteristic of or peculiar to Yiddish 2) the advocacy of Yiddish language and literature • Etymology: 1925–30 Yid′dish•ist, n …   From formal English to slang

  • Yiddish — Yid|dish1 [ jıdıʃ ] noun uncount a language spoken mainly by Jewish people who come from Central and Eastern Europe. Yiddish is a mixture of Hebrew and an old form of German. Yiddish Yid|dish 2 [ jıdıʃ ] adjective relating to the Yiddish language …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • yiddish — yid·dish s.m.inv., agg.inv. 1. s.m.inv. TS ling. lingua parlata dalle comunità degli ebrei ashkenaziti, costituita da un dialetto tedesco con elementi ebraici e aramaici e altri neolatini e slavi, scritta in caratteri ebraici | agg.inv., relativo …   Dizionario italiano

  • Yiddish — Yid|dish [ˈjıdıʃ] n [U] [Date: 1800 1900; : Yiddish; Origin: yidish (daytsh) Jewish (German) ] a language based on German used by older Jewish people, especially those who are from Eastern Europe →↑Hebrew …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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