Definition of Yiddishism in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈjɪdɪʃɪz(ə)m/


1A Yiddish word or idiom, especially one adopted into another language: I speak with many Brooklynisms and an occasional Yiddishism
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  • 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.
2 [mass noun] Advocacy of Yiddish culture: forerunners of modern Yiddishism



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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