noun Yid·dish·keit \-shˌkīt\

Definition of Yiddishkeit



  1. :  Jewish character or quality :  Jewish way of life :  jewishness

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Origin and Etymology of yiddishkeit

Yiddish yidishkeyt, from yidish, adjective, Jewish (from Middle High German jüdisch) + -keyt -hood, from Middle High German -keit, alteration of -heit, from Old High German — more at -hood

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