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n. Offensive Slang
Used as a disparaging term for a Jew.

[Probably from Hymie, nickname for Hyman.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hymie - (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
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And just who are these "Hymies" or "Jewish people" de Borchgrave says own The New York Times?
"So I told Abe, a good friend, that if he kept saying my paper was owned by Moonies, that I would say his paper was owned by hymies. you know, Jewish people.