- The definition of haimish is a Yiddish word that means friendly or homey.
An example of Haimish is a comfortable hotel room that you feel at ease in.
Origin: Yiddish from German heimisch, homelike: see home and amp; -ish
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also heim·ishadjective Slang
Origin: Yiddish heymish, from Middle High German heimisch, from Old High German heimisc, from heim, home; see tkei- in Indo-European roots.