or shee·ney, shee·nie
- a contemptuous term used to refer to a Jew.
Origin of sheeny2
First recorded in 1810–20; origin obscure
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Examples from the Web for sheenie
I'll skin my children if I ever catch them saying "Sheenie" in my presence.The Annals of Ann
Kate Trimble Sharber
I can give an example of how Sheenie Annie "hoisted," from my own experience with her.
They were my little German girl and the owner of a pawn-shop, a Sheenie of advanced years.
Sheenie Annie went on the stand and swore perjury in order to save Jack.
For a long time I took Sheenie Annie's advice and did not do any night work.
- slang a derogatory word for a Jew
C19: of unknown origin
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