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haimish

[hey-mish] /ˈheɪ mɪʃ/
adjective, Slang.
1.
homey; cozy and unpretentious.
Also, heimish.
Origin
< Yiddish heymish < Middle High German heimisch, Old High German heimisc literally, pertaining to the home; see home, -ish1
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haimish

adjective

Friendly and informal; unpretentious; cozy: No one in his right mind would ever call Generals de Gaulle or MacArthur haimish

[1960s+; fr Yiddish, with root of haim, ''home'']


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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