daytshmerish

Pronunciations

daytshmerish (DAYCH-mehr-ihsh) listen

Definitions

  • adj. (Of a Yiddish word or text, or of Yiddish speech) more German-like.

Example Sentences

  • "Among Yiddish speakers of the 19th and 20th centuries for example, if one felt the need to sound more non-Jewish, one spoke daytchmerish..." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • דײַטשמעריש

    • Who Uses This

      • Other (please describe in Notes section)

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • None

      Alternative Spellings

      daytchmerish

Notes

  • Used in English primarily in formal writing.

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