sheeney

sheeney

[shee-nee]
noun, plural sheeneys. Slang: Disparaging and Offensive.
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sheeney
vulgar term of abuse, "a Jew," 1816, of unknown origin; perhaps related to Rus. zhid, Pol., Czech zid "a Jew." Used before c.1870 by Jews and Gentiles without intent of insult.
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