- 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.
having qualities associated with a homelike atmosphere; simple, warm, relaxed, cozy, unpretentious, etc.
Origin of haimishYiddish ; from German heimisch, homelike: see home and amp; -ish
Warm and comfortable; homey; folksy: “It is very gentle and sweet up here. It's &ellipsis; sort of haimish” (Janet Malcolm).
Origin of haimishYiddish heymish, from Middle High German heimisch, from Old High German heimisc, from heim, home; see tkei- in Indo-European roots.
Yiddish היימיש (heimish) (compare German heimisch)