haimish

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Yiddish היימיש ‎(heymish) (compare German heimisch).

Adjective[edit]

haimish ‎(comparative more haimish, superlative most haimish)

  1. homey, folksy
    • 2007 January 10, A.O. Scott, “A Film Festival for a Jewish World That Spans the Globe”, in New York Times[1]:
      The subject matter covers everything from New York nightclubs to settlements in Gaza, and the tone ranges from the haimish to the horrific.