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adj. Slang
Variant of haimish.
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comfortable; homely
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or heim•ish

(ˈheɪ mɪʃ)

adj. Slang.
homey; cozy and unpretentious.
[1960–65 < Yiddish heymish < Middle High German heimisch, Old High German heimisc literally, pertaining to the home; see home, -ish1]
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For the two main Shabbat meals we were invited to the local Chabad rabbi's house, where the festive day was made heimish in typical welcoming Chabad fashion.
We continue to be engrossed in the more heimish worlds of our fathers and grandfathers.
Mensch places high on the "well-known-o-meter" for non-Jews, falling somewhere between mazel tov and heimish, according to Sarah Bunin Benor, a professor of contemporary Jewish studies at Hebrew Union College, who was in the audience when Gore dropped the M-word.
It was rather heimish and cozy, with an unusual feature.
I kept waiting with messianic fervor for the publication of an anthology somewhat more heimish. At last, with the publication of this Norton anthology of Jewish American literature, my wish has been granted -- almost.