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Hy·mie

 (hī′mē)
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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Left to right: Abe, Royal Canadian Dental Corps; Jack, RCAF: Solomon "Shia" (killed 1942) with the artillery; Maurice and Hymie, both RCAF.
While some sever ties with him, Frank (John Goodman) and Hymie King (Stephen Root) employ him to polish their B-movies.
While some sever ties with him, Frank John Goodman) and Hymie King (Stephen Root) employ him to polish their B-movies.
While some people sever ties with Trumbo to protect their careers, low-budget filmmakers Frank (John Goodman) and Hymie King (Stephen Root) happily employ the venerated writer to polish their B-movies.
Another shows "Hymie Markovitz's fruit stand, Abraham Wolkowsky's men's shop, and Sam Wolf's cigar store." The Jews of Key West, we learn from Haskell's account, were pioneers in the manufacturing and marketing of Cuban cigars, including the famous Monte Cristo brand.
The machine was a monster: 1,000 feet long, with motors "taken from naval destroyer escort vessels," it "had 12-foot flywheels and 6,000 horsepower," brother Hymie Proler said in 2002.
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Hiriam McKee, known as "Hymie", appeared for Cliftonville in the 1893 Irish Cup Final against Linfield aged just 16.
It also featured Yiddish theater legend Molly Picon, who had a couple showstoppers, including "Hymn to Hymie." (Casting has not yet been announced this time around, but please-oh-please let these songs fall into Jackie Hoffman's capable hands).
When Frank's brother Hymie, who has been taken in, says, "but we're at war," Goodman nonchalantly retorts, "No, we're not." Hymie argues, "But this is a new kind of war." Frank then makes a pointed allusion to the current "war on terror" when he explains, "Yeah, a vague kind of war that goes on forever."
For example, in Chicago a gangster known as Earl Hymie Weiss (born Henry Wojciechowski, a Polish Catholic) once threw an omelette at a woman he was dating.