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shegetz

[shey-gits] /ˈʃeɪ gɪts/
noun, plural shkotzim
[shkawt-sim] /ˈʃkɔt sɪm/ (Show IPA).
Yiddish: Often Disparaging.
1.
a term used especially by a Jew to refer to a boy or man who is not Jewish.
2.
a term used especially a Jew to refer to a Jewish boy or man whose attitudes and behavior are felt to resemble those of a gentile.
3.
a term used by an observant Jew to refer to a Jewish man who is not religious or is ignorant of Judaism.
Compare shiksa.
Usage note
See shiksa.
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