What does Yiddish mean?

Definitions for Yiddish
ˈyɪd ɪʃYid·dish

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Yiddishnoun

    a dialect of High German including some Hebrew and other words; spoken in Europe as a vernacular by many Jews; written in the Hebrew script

Wiktionary

  1. Yiddishnoun

    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.

    Etymology: The etymology of this word is mostly obscure. ייִדיש, from Yidish Daytsh, from jüdisch diutsch, cognate with German jüdisch. (also called Judeo-German, Judendeutsch; see Ashkenazi)

  2. Yiddishadjective

    Of or pertaining to the Yiddish language.

    Etymology: The etymology of this word is mostly obscure. ייִדיש, from Yidish Daytsh, from jüdisch diutsch, cognate with German jüdisch. (also called Judeo-German, Judendeutsch; see Ashkenazi)

  3. Yiddishadjective

    Jewish.

    Etymology: The etymology of this word is mostly obscure. ייִדיש, from Yidish Daytsh, from jüdisch diutsch, cognate with German jüdisch. (also called Judeo-German, Judendeutsch; see Ashkenazi)

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Yiddish

    yid′ish, n. a strange compound of very corrupt Hebrew and ancient or provincial German spoken by the commoner Jews—extensively in the East End of London.—ns. Yid, Yidd′isher, a Jew. [Ger. jüdisch, Jewish.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Yiddish

    a kind of mongrel language spoken by foreign Jews in England.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Yiddish in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Yiddish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Yiddish in a Sentence

  1. Chaya Nove:

    These errors are not dialectal differences in the The Yiddish language.

  2. Isaac Bleaman:

    The Yiddish is laughably bad. That's unfortunate, because an outbreak of measles is a serious matter.

  3. Becky Shimony:

    Former Vice President Joe Biden's just so inspirational. We have an expression in Yiddish : Former Vice President Joe Biden's Former Vice President Joe Biden. Somebody who's real and honest and has good character. We just love him so much.

  4. Felix Klein:

    I call on all citizens of Berlin and across Germany to wear the yarmulke( as the skullcap is known in Yiddish) next Saturday if there are new, intolerable attacks targeting Israel and Jews on the occasion of Al-Quds Day in Berlin, by doing this we can show a great sign of solidarity with the Jewish community and make a statement for the freedom of religion and the diversity of our society.

  5. Isaac Bleaman:

    The Yiddish's just The Yiddish, not only that, but some of the words in The Yiddish are misspelled.

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