Origin of Yiddish
Examples from the Web for yiddish
In the midst of the clubbiness, there is a heimishe (Yiddish for familiar, old school) quality.The Craziest Date Night for Single Jews, Where Mistletoe Is Ditched for Shots|Emily Shire|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In Paris, a new generation of entrepreneurs are launching initiatives to perpetuate the Yiddish way of life.
Take, for instance, Yiddish Mamma, a young Parisian brand that peddles its wares with love and humour.
They go to schools where they are taught only in Yiddish and only about Jewish subjects.Why Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Babies Keep Getting Herpes|Emily Shire|July 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Well, the joke was, I discovered finally, that A sounds like ei in Yiddish.Mel Brooks Is Always Funny and Often Wise in This 1975 Playboy Interview|Alex Belth|February 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I could read while daylight lasted, if I chose, in the Yiddish.The Promised Land|Mary Antin
Once it was in Yiddish, and as far as spirit goes it remains there.Pieces of Hate|Heywood Broun
The mere danger of slipping back unconsciously to the banned Yiddish put a curb upon her tongue.Ghetto Comedies|Israel Zangwill
Since then there has been, in his opinion, a decadence which began with the translation of the classics into Yiddish.The Spirit of the Ghetto|Hutchins Hapgood
Stolar, which is a Yiddish word borrowed from the Russian, signifying carpenter, is often changed to Carpenter.The American Language|Henry L. Mencken
Word Origin for Yiddish
1875, from Yiddish yidish, from Middle High German jüdisch "Jewish" (in phrase jüdisch deutsch "Jewish-German"), from jude "Jew," from Old High German judo, from Latin Judaeus (see Jew). The English word has been re-borrowed in German as jiddisch.