Dictionary.com

kike

[ kahyk ]
/ kaɪk /
Save This Word!

noun Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive.

a contemptuous term used to refer to a person of Jewish religion or descent.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!

In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between “affect” and “effect.”
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.

Origin of kike

First recorded in 1900–05; of obscure origin; the popular belief that it derives from a Yiddish word for “circle” is dubious
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

British Dictionary definitions for kike

kike
/ (kaɪk) /

noun

US and Canadian slang an offensive word for Jew
C20: probably variant of kiki, reduplication of -ki, common name-ending among Jews from Slavic countries
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Learn A New Word Right Now!