Word of the Week Wednesday: haimish


This Wednesday’s Word of the Week is: haimish.

Haimish as a slang word that comes from Yiddish and ultimately from Old High German.  It means homey or cozy and unpretentious.

Being from Brooklyn, I’ve always been quite fond of Yiddish words and love the concept of hominess.

 

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About Dan Kingsepp, ACS, ALS
I'm starting this blog to share my thought on the use of the English language and my experiences as a Toastmaster.

One Response to Word of the Week Wednesday: haimish

  1. loubyjo says:

    think this is an interesting word must try and remember it it is a shame we do not use different words to express ourselves!!

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