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shee·ny 1

Having a sheen; lustrous.

shee·ny 2

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]
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"


[ˈʃiːnɪ] ADJbrillante, lustroso
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After fracturing one boy's leg and cutting his lip, Cohn wrote, these boys said, "This is the way sheenies cry," and "This is the way we have to do with sheenies.
Well, I think I see a nigger at the bar talking to the two guinea owners, and next to them are a couple of wops, one kike, two greaseballs, a squarehead, three gooks, one frog, two limeys, a couple of sheenies, two jigaboos, one hunky, funky boogie--bid 'em up
And when the little sheenies die, Their souls will go to hell.