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[shik-suh] /ˈʃɪk sə/
noun, Yiddish: Often Disparaging.
a girl or woman who is not Jewish.
a Jewish girl or woman whose attitudes and behavior are felt to resemble those of a gentile.
Also, shikse.
Compare shegetz. Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for shiksa


noun (often derogatory, used by Jews)
a non-Jewish girl
a Jewish girl who fails to live up to traditional Jewish standards
Word Origin
Yiddish shikse, feminine of sheygets non-Jewish youth, from Hebrew sheqes defect
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Word Origin and History for shiksa

"gentile girl," in Jewish culture, dismissive or disparaging, 1892, from Yiddish shikse, from Hebrew siqsa, from sheqes "a detested thing" + fem. suffix -a.

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