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[yid] /yɪd/
noun, Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive.
a contemptuous term used to refer to a Jew.
Origin of yid
1885-90; < Yiddish yid Jew; compare Middle High German jude, jüde
Usage note
Although this is a highly offensive slur in English, the Yiddish word from which the English word derives is not derogatory. Unabridged
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(offensive, slang) a derogatory word for a Jew
Word Origin
C20: probably from Yiddish, from Middle High German JudeJew
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Word Origin and History for yid


generally derogatory term for a Jew, 1874, from Yiddish use, where it is complimentary (see Yiddish).

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An obsequious and flattering subordinate; ass-kisser: Joe Davies, Roosevelt's yes-man at the Kremlin/ This president doesn't want yes-men

[1913+; said to have appeared first in a 1913 drawing by the sports cartoonist T A Dorgan, showing a group of newspaper assistants, each labeled yes-man, all firmly agreeing with their chief; perhaps fr German Jaherr, cited in 1941 as ''long current'']

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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