haim·ish also heim·ish (hāmĭsh)
Warm and comfortable; homey; folksy: "It is very gentle and sweet up here. It's ... sort of haimish" (Janet Malcolm).
[Yiddish heymish, from Middle High German heimisch, from Old High German heimisc, from heim, home; see tkei- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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