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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Definitions for haimish

  1. Homey; cozy and unpretentious.

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Citations for haimish
Now separated from Gisela Liner's home cooking and haimish evenings playing living-room soccer with Kisch, Billie consoled himself by going to the finest spots in Berlin. Ed Sikov, On Sunset Boulevard: The Life and Times of Billy Wilder
By late afternoon the house looked at least haimish, with the season's last roses cut and opening in jelly jars. Sally Koslow, With Friends Like These
Origin of haimish
Haimish stems from the Yiddish word of the same spelling, which comes from the German word heimisc that literally means "pertaining to the home."