Hymie

[hahy-mee]

noun Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive.

a contemptuous term used to refer to a Jewish male.

Origin of Hymie

Hym(an) or Yiddish khaim a male personal name (< Hebrew ḥayyīm literally, life) + -ie

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Word Origin and History for hymie

hymie

n.

"Jewish male" (derogatory), by early 1980s, apparently originally among black Americans, from common Jewish masc. proper name Hymie, a pet form of Hyman, from Hebrew, literally "life" (the masc. counterpart of Eve).

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