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[hahy-mee] /ˈhaɪ mi/
noun, Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive.
a contemptuous term used to refer to a Jewish male.
Origin of Hymie
Hym(an) or Yiddish khaim a male personal name (< Hebrew ḥayyīm literally, life) + -ie Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Word Origin and History for Hymie



"Jewish male" (derogatory), by early 1980s, apparently originally among black Americans, from common Jewish masc. proper name Hymie, a pet form of Hyman, from Hebrew, literally "life" (the masc. counterpart of Eve).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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A Jewish male •Apparently chiefly black use: A little curly-haired Hymie pleading his case

[1980s+; fr the Jewish given name Hyman]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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