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shee·ny 1

 (shē′nē)
adj.
Having a sheen; lustrous.

shee·ny 2

 (shē′nē)
n. pl. shee·nies Offensive Slang
Used as a disparaging term for a Jew.

[Perhaps Yiddish sheyn, beautiful, nice, fine (taken by gentiles as a typically Yiddish interjection) (from Middle High German schœn, from Old High German scōni) + -y.]

sheeny

(ˈʃiːnɪ)
n, pl sheenies
slang offensive a derogatory word for a Jew
[C19: of unknown origin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sheeny - (ethnic slur) offensive term for a Jew
derogation, disparagement, depreciation - a communication that belittles somebody or something
ethnic slur - a slur on someone's race or language
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
Jew, Hebrew, Israelite - a person belonging to the worldwide group claiming descent from Jacob (or converted to it) and connected by cultural or religious ties
Adj.1.sheeny - reflecting lightsheeny - reflecting light; "glistening bodies of swimmers"; "the horse's glossy coat"; "lustrous auburn hair"; "saw the moon like a shiny dime on a deep blue velvet carpet"; "shining white enamel"
bright - emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts; "the sun was bright and hot"; "a bright sunlit room"
Translations

sheeny

[ˈʃiːnɪ] ADJbrillante, lustroso
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