Antedating of "Yiddish"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Oct 21 01:33:17 UTC 2012

In fact, the context of this citation suggests that the word as used there was not clearly naturalized in English.  The OED should perhaps put this citation in square brackets.

Fred Shapiro

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Sent: Saturday, October 20, 2012 8:35 AM
Subject: Re: Antedating of "Yiddish"

At 10/19/2012 09:34 PM, Shapiro, Fred wrote:
>Yiddish (OED 1875)
>1871 _The Israelite_ 28 July 4 (ProQuest Historical Newpapers)  They
>sit without hats, say but a few words of "Yiddish."
>Fred Shapiro

Assimilated so early?


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