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n. pl. shkotz·im (shkôt′sĭm) Often Offensive
A non-Jewish boy or young man.

[Yiddish sheygets, from Hebrew šeqeṣ, blemish; see šqṣ in Semitic roots.]
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n, pl shkotzim
1. a non-Jew or Gentile
2. a Jewish youth who does not follow Jewish practices
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(ˈʃeɪ gɪts)

n., pl. shkotz•im (ˈʃkɔt sɪm)
usage: This term is usually used with disparaging intent. However, it is sometimes a term of affectionate abuse, merely implying that the boy or man has the attitudes, appearance, or other traits of a gentile.
Yiddish: Usually Disparaging. (a term used to refer to a boy or man who is not Jewish.)
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shegetz - an offensive term for non-Jewish young man; "why does she like all those shkotzim?"
depreciation - a communication that belittles somebody or something
Yiddish - a dialect of High German including some Hebrew and other words; spoken in Europe as a vernacular by many Jews; written in the Hebrew script
goy, non-Jew, gentile - a Christian as contrasted with a Jew
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