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[shee-nee] /ˈʃi ni/
noun, plural sheenies. Slang: Disparaging and Offensive.
1.
a Jew.
Also, sheeney, sheenie.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; origin obscure
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British Dictionary definitions for sheenie

sheeny

/ˈʃiːnɪ/
noun (pl) sheenies
1.
(slang) a derogatory word for a Jew
Word Origin
C19: of unknown origin
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Slang definitions & phrases for sheenie

sheeny

adjective

: one of those Sheeny employment bureaus

noun
  1. A Jew
  2. A pawnbroker, tailor, junkman, or member of another traditionally Jewish occupation

[1816+; origin unknown; perhaps fr non-Jewish hearing of Yiddish miesse meshina, a curse; perhaps fr Yiddish shayn or sheen, ''beautiful,'' because this is the way a merchant would praise his wares]


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