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1A Yiddish word or idiom, especially one adopted into another language:‘I speak with many Brooklynisms and an occasional Yiddishism’
- ‘Throughout the 20c, Yiddishisms have continued to make their way into English, increasingly as slang.’
- ‘His speech was punctuated by Yiddishisms, Hebrew, Greek and Arabic.’
2[mass noun] Advocacy of Yiddish culture:‘forerunners of modern Yiddishism’
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