aynredenish (EYEN-red-ih-nish) listen


  • n. A misconception, self-delusion, fantasy.

Example Sentences

  • “She has an aynredenish that he hates tea.” (NJY)

  • “An aynredenish is worse than a disease." (NJY)

  • “My aynredenish is that you can get Iowans to pronounce the kh’s in khokhem the way Jews do—and Scots can.” (NJY)

  • "Moving on to vehicles in games, every vehicle has its own acceleration and max speed. But sometimes, people can’t help it, and hold down W with more pressure than necessary in the aynredenish that this will somehow increase their speed. It usually doesn’t, but you’re sure to increase your keyboard’s rate of deterioration!" (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish


  • אײַנרעדעניש aynredenish

    • Who Uses This

      • Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage


      • North America


      • The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003[1968]).
      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).

      Alternative Spellings

      einredenish, ainredenish, aynrednish, einrednish, ainrednish, eynredenish, eynrednish

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