from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Slang Warm and comfortable; homey; folksy: "It is very gentle and sweet up here. It's . . . sort of haimish” ( Janet Malcolm).
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- adj. homey, folksy
Yiddish heymish, from Middle High German heimisch, from Old High German heimisc, from heim, home; see tkei- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Yiddish היימיש (heimish) (compare German heimisch) (Wiktionary)