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Meaning of Yiddish

Yid•dish

Pronunciation: (yid'ish), [key]
— n.
  1. a High German language with an admixture of vocabulary from Hebrew and the Slavic languages, written in Hebrew letters, and spoken mainly by Jews in eastern and central Europe and by Jewish emigrants from these regions and their descendants.
—adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Yiddish.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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