Languages of Origin
portmanteau of Yiddish + English
- Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
- Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
- North America
- Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
Who Uses This
Can refer to the variety of English used by either non-Yiddish speakers or Yiddish speakers. See also yeshivish.
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