- james g.
Does anyone know what this word means? I heard a few times on these boards. thanks.
Not too sure, but I think it's yiddish, and means malishious, spiteful, gloating or sneering, when combined with "smile": sardonic laughter, or with "Joy": gloating joy, it's similar to German "haemish" (that's an a with "Umlaut").
Friends of mine correct me all the time and say it means: "homey" (I doubt it).