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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shiksa (ˈʃɪksə)
1.  a non-Jewish girl
2.  a Jewish girl who fails to live up to traditional Jewish standards
[Yiddish shikse, feminine of sheygets non-Jewish youth, from Hebrew sheqes defect]

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Word Origin & History

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