yiddish


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Yiddish \Yid"dish\, n. [G. j["u]disch, prop., Jewish, fr. Jude
   Jew. See Jew, Jewish.]
   A language used by German and other Jews, being a Middle
   German dialect developed under Hebrew and Slavic influence.
   It is written in Hebrew characters.
   [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
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