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sheeney

[shee-nee] /ˈʃi ni/
noun, plural sheeneys. Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive.
1.
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sheeny2

or sheeney, sheenie

[shee-nee] /ˈʃi ni/
noun, plural sheenies. Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive.
1.
a contemptuous term used to refer to a Jew.
Origin of sheeny2
1810-1820
1810-20; origin obscure
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British Dictionary definitions for sheeney

sheeny

/ˈʃiːnɪ/
noun (pl) sheenies
1.
(slang) a derogatory word for a Jew
Word Origin
C19: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for sheeney
n.

"a Jew," 1816, of unknown origin; perhaps related to Russian zhid, Polish żyd, Czech zid "a Jew." Now a vulgar term of abuse, but used before c.1870 by Jews and Gentiles without intent of insult.

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Slang definitions & phrases for sheeney

shaver

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little shaver

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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