Definition of yichus in English:

yichus

Pronunciation /ˈjɪxəs/ /ˈjɪkəs/

noun

  • In Jewish usage: social status; prestige, especially that of one's family or lineage; (also occasionally, and in earliest use) pride deriving from family prestige.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Jewish Quarterly Review. From Yiddish yikhus (also transliterated yichus) from Hebrew yīḥūs pedigree.