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or shee·ney, shee·nie

noun, plural shee·nies. Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive.
  1. a contemptuous term used to refer to a Jew.
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Origin of sheeny2

First recorded in 1810–20; origin obscure
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Examples from the Web for sheenie

Historical Examples

  • I'll skin my children if I ever catch them saying "Sheenie" in my presence.

    The Annals of Ann

    Kate Trimble Sharber

  • I can give an example of how Sheenie Annie "hoisted," from my own experience with her.

  • They were my little German girl and the owner of a pawn-shop, a Sheenie of advanced years.

  • Sheenie Annie went on the stand and swore perjury in order to save Jack.

  • For a long time I took Sheenie Annie's advice and did not do any night work.

British Dictionary definitions for sheenie


noun plural sheenies
  1. slang a derogatory word for a Jew
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Word Origin

C19: of unknown origin
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