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Yiddish

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BrE BrE//ˈjɪdɪʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈjɪdɪʃ//
 
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a Jewish language, originally used in central and eastern Europe, based on a form of German with words from Hebrew and several modern languages See related entries: Languages Word Origin late 19th cent.: from Yiddish yidish (daytsh) ‘Jewish (German)’.

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