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Having a sheen; lustrous.
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.]
n, pl sheenies
slang offensive a derogatory word for a Jew
[C19: of unknown origin]
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|Noun||1.||sheeny - (ethnic slur) offensive term for a Jew|
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"
|Adj.||1.||sheeny - 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"