פֿרעמד

This is an interesting word. I have come across it in a non-yiddish context a couple of times. When I look it up in Merriam Webster online, because I recognize the Yiddish word, I am told :

Definition of fremd
1 now chiefly Scottish : foreign, unfamiliar
2 now chiefly Scottish : not belonging to one's own family or household : unrelated
— fremdly adverb
— fremdness noun, plural -es

This is not the first time I have come across Yiddish words in Scotland-located books that purport to be Scottish words. Sadly, I have not kept a list, but will begin now. I assume both in Yiddish and Scottish they are Germanic loan words, although considering the Scottish, maybe Danish/Old English?

Susan Jones