- a contemptuous term used to refer to a Jewish male.
Origin of Hymie
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Examples from the Web for hymie
"I'm an anthro-apologist, Hymie, like Mr. Kipling," the Captain said.Blind Man's Lantern
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"I never seen nothing like it," he reported to his friend, Hymie Solomon.Little Aliens
And you know as well as I do, Hymie, selling goods never was work to me.
"I hope them diamonds is worth it," he murmured, handing the check to Hymie.
Hymie's a good feller, Mawruss, and a smart business man, too.
Word Origin and History for hymie
"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).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper