sheeny

sheeny

1 [shee-nee]
adjective, sheenier, sheeniest.
shining; lustrous.

Origin:
1615–25; sheen + -y1

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sheeny

2 [shee-nee]
noun, plural sheenies. Slang: Disparaging and Offensive.
a Jew.
Also, sheeney, sheenie.


Origin:
1810–20; origin obscure

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sheen (ʃiːn)
 
n
1.  a gleaming or glistening brightness; lustre
2.  poetic splendid clothing
 
adj
3.  rare shining and beautiful; radiant
 
[Old English sciene; related to Old Norse skjōni white horse, Gothic skauns beautiful, Old High German scōni bright]
 
'sheeny
 
adj

sheeny (ˈʃiːnɪ)
 
n , pl sheenies
slang a derogatory word for a Jew
 
[C19: of unknown origin]

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