sheeny

1
[ shee-nee ]
/ ˈʃi ni /

adjective, sheen·i·er, sheen·i·est.

shining; lustrous.

Nearby words

  1. sheen, fulton john,
  2. sheena,
  3. sheene,
  4. sheeney,
  5. sheenly,
  6. sheep,
  7. sheep fescue,
  8. sheep laurel,
  9. sheep measles,
  10. sheep race

Origin of sheeny

1
First recorded in 1615–25; sheen + -y1

sheeny

2

or shee·ney, shee·nie

[ shee-nee ]
/ ˈʃi ni /

noun, plural shee·nies. Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive.

a contemptuous term used to refer to a Jew.

Origin of sheeny

2
First recorded in 1810–20; origin obscure

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


British Dictionary definitions for sheeny

sheeny

/ (ˈʃiːnɪ) /

noun plural sheenies

slang a derogatory word for a Jew

Word Origin for sheeny

C19: of unknown origin

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