Haimish definition

hāmĭsh
Having qualities associated with the home; simple, warm, relaxed, cozy, unpretentious, etc.
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Warm and comfortable; homey; folksy.
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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.

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Origin of haimish

  • Yiddish heymish from Middle High German heimisch from Old High German heimisc from heim home tkei- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Yiddish היימיש (heimish) (compare German heimisch)

    From Wiktionary