sheeny


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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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They loved to sit there in the silence, with only each other and the sheeny, prying lizards for company, talking of the old times and planning for the new; while light breezes stirred the tattered vines high up among the columns, where owls nested.
As sprang that yellow star from downy hours Up rose the maiden from her shrine of flowers, And bent o'er sheeny mountain and dim plain
In he walked, a middle-sized, dark- haired, dark-eyed, black-bearded man, with a touch of the Sheeny about his nose.
In the open country the meadow lands lay a sheeny green, the cornfields a dark velvety color, for they were thick and soft with the growing blades.
Oh, you darling dress--you dear, sheeny, red-rosy, glistening, silky thing
The wind was off shore, and only broke the sea's surface into long, silvery ripples, and sent sheeny shadows flying out across it, from every point and headland, like transparent wings.
I do everything, from Sheeny monologue to team song and dance and Dutch comedian.
And while sheeny bio supermarkets and health superfood stores pockmark the otherwise gritty terrain, stroll beyond the neon lights of Berlin's middle-class kernel and its "real" food culture still very much befits its protestant zeitgeist.
Ease yourself in gently with this for protection in a golden, sheeny cream, which instantly makes you feel all J.
Within the range, there is a mixture of more sheeny looking and shimmery shades, the darker shades such as the black and navy tend to lean to more of a matte finish whereas the lighter shades have a high shine finish.
As I walked along, I heard a voice behind me going, 'Oi, Sheeny,' and I turned around and it was James Dean Bradfield.
But if you're looking for a glam option, experiment with sheeny finishes that have an almost reflective quality.