Yinglish

[ ying-glish or, often, -lish ]
/ ˈyɪŋ glɪʃ or, often, -lɪʃ /

noun

English characterized by a large number of Yiddish words and expressions.

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Origin of Yinglish

1950–55, Americanism; blend of Yiddish and English

Words nearby Yinglish

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British Dictionary definitions for Yinglish

Yinglish
/ (ˈjɪŋɡlɪʃ) /

noun

a dialect of English spoken esp by Jewish immigrants to New York, and heavily influenced by Yiddish constructions and loan wordsAlso: Yenglish

Word Origin for Yinglish

from Yi (ddish) + (E) nglish
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