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shik·sa

also shik·se  (shĭk′sə)
n. Often Offensive
A non-Jewish girl or woman.

[Yiddish shikse, feminine of shegetz, shegetz; see shegetz.]

shiksa

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shicksa

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shikse

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shikseh

(used by Jews) n
1. a non-Jewish girl
2. a Jewish girl who fails to live up to traditional Jewish standards
[Yiddish shikse, feminine of sheygets non-Jewish youth, from Hebrew sheqes defect]

shik•sa

or shik•se

(ˈʃɪk sə)

n., pl. -sas or -ses.
usage: This term is usually used with disparaging intent. However, it is sometimes a term of affectionate abuse, merely implying that the girl or woman has the attitudes, appearance, or other traits of a gentile.
n.
Yiddish: Usually Disparaging. (a term used to refer to a girl or woman who is not Jewish.)
[1890–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shiksa - a derogatory term used by Jews to refer to non-Jewish women
derogation, disparagement, 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
adult female, woman - an adult female person (as opposed to a man); "the woman kept house while the man hunted"
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