Yiddish

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noun Yid·dish \ˈyi-dish\

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

Yiddish

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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


YIDDISH Defined for English Language Learners

Yiddish

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noun Yid·dish \ˈyi-dish\

Definition of Yiddish for English Language Learners

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


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