kike

[ kahyk ]
/ kaɪk /

noun Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive.

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

Nearby words

  1. kieślowski,
  2. kif,
  3. kiff,
  4. kigali,
  5. kigoma-ujiji,
  6. kikládhes,
  7. kikoi,
  8. kikongo,
  9. kikumon,
  10. kikuyu

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

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British Dictionary definitions for kikes

kike

/ (kaɪk) /

noun

US and Canadian slang an offensive word for Jew

Word Origin for kike

C20: probably variant of kiki, reduplication of -ki, common name-ending among Jews from Slavic countries

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Word Origin and History for kikes

kike

n.
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