Yiddishkeit

noun Yid·dish·keit \ -shˌkīt \

Definition of Yiddishkeit

plural -s
: 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


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