Quiz: Remember the definition of mal de mer?
"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).
A Jewish male •Apparently chiefly black use: A little curly-haired Hymie pleading his case
[1980s+; fr the Jewish given name Hyman]