Definition of Yiddishism in English:

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Yiddishism

Pronunciation: /ˈyidəˌSHizəm/

noun

1A Yiddish word or idiom, especially one adopted into another language.
Example sentences
  • Throughout the 20c, Yiddishisms have continued to make their way into English, increasingly as slang.
  • His speech was punctuated by Yiddishisms, Hebrew, Greek and Arabic.
2Advocacy of Yiddish culture.

Derivatives

Yiddishist

noun
Yiddishism (sense 2).
Example sentences
  • He was inspired by the local poets to dedicate himself to Yiddish literature, which was then gaining prestige among socialists and Yiddishists as the authentic voice of the Jewish diaspora.
  • The Yiddishists continued to hope for a continuation of their Yiddish cultural dream.
  • The Yiddishist turned to his friend and said: ‘I'm afraid the Zionists are right.’

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Syllabification: Yid·dish·ism

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