Definition of Yiddish in English:
A language used by Jews in central and eastern Europe before the Holocaust. It was originally a German dialect with words from Hebrew and several modern languages and is today spoken mainly in the US, Israel, and Russia.
- Yiddish was a living language, pronounced with great expression and musical cadence.
- German, Yiddish, Hebrew, and occasionally Arabic words fly through the air.
- In addition to Aramaic, Raskas speaks Hebrew, German and Yiddish.
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Relating to Yiddish.
- Orthodox Jews often use the Yiddish word shul to refer to their synagogue.
- My parents spoke Yiddish and read a Yiddish newspaper.
- There was an old Yiddish song that summed up the feelings of Jews in such a society.
late 19th century: from Yiddish yidish (daytsh) 'Jewish German'.
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