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noun, plural shkotz·im [shkawt-sim] /ˈʃkɔt sɪm/. Yiddish: Often Disparaging.
  1. a term used especially by a Jew to refer to a boy or man who is not Jewish.
  2. a term used especially a Jew to refer to a Jewish boy or man whose attitudes and behavior are felt to resemble those of a gentile.
  3. a term used by an observant Jew to refer to a Jewish man who is not religious or is ignorant of Judaism.
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Historical Examples of shkotzim

  • Now and then one of the elder men pulls their ears with a vengeance for being 'shkotzim', as he calls it.

    Pictures of Jewish Home-Life Fifty Years Ago

    Hannah Trager