One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.’
2mass noun Advocacy of Yiddish culture.‘forerunners of modern Yiddishism’
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