Yiddishism

noun

Yid·​dish·​ism ˈyi-di-ˌshi-zəm How to pronounce Yiddishism (audio)
1
: a usage, word, phrase, or idiom peculiar to Yiddish
2
: a movement characterized by advocacy of the Yiddish language and culture
Yiddishist noun or adjective

Word History

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Yiddishism was in 1904

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“Yiddishism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Yiddishism. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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