[ kahyk ]
/ kaɪk /

noun Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive.

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

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for kikes


/ (kaɪk) /


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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