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noun Yid·dish \ˈyi-dish\

Simple Definition of Yiddish

  • : a language based on German that is written in Hebrew characters and that was originally spoken by Jews of central and eastern Europe

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of Yiddish

  1. :  a High German language written in Hebrew characters that is spoken by Jews and descendants of Jews of central and eastern European origin



Origin and Etymology of yiddish

Yiddish yidish, short for yidish daytsh, literally, Jewish German, from Middle High German jüdisch diutsch, from jüdisch Jewish (from Jude Jew) + diutsch German

First Known Use: 1875

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