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sheeny

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[ shee-nee ]
/ ˈʃi ni /
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adjective, sheen·i·er, sheen·i·est.

shining; lustrous.

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Origin of sheeny

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First recorded in 1615–25; sheen + -y1

Definition for sheeny (2 of 2)

sheeny2

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

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First recorded in 1810–20; origin obscure
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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
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