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noun 
  1. A West Germanic language that developed from Middle High German dialects, with an admixture of vocabulary from multiple source languages including Hebrew-Aramaic, Romance, Slavic, English, etc., and written in Hebrew characters which is used mainly among Ashkenazic Jews from central and eastern Europe.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: Jiddisch , Jiddisj
  • French: yiddish
  • German: Jiddisch, Jidisch
  • Italian: yiddish
adjective 
  1. Of or pertaining to the Yiddish language.
  2. (colloquial) Jewish
Translations: 
  • Dutch: Jiddisch, Jiddisj
  • French: yiddish
  • Italian: yiddish
Etymology: Yiddish Ö, from Yidish Daytsh (Jidisch Dajtsch), or Jewish German (also called Judeo-German, Judendeutsch); cognate with the German word jídisch.


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