[alsoS-]Slang a Jewish person: a somewhat old-fashioned term of disparagement or contempt
Origin of sheenyfrom uncertain or unknown; perhaps
Having a sheen; lustrous.
nounpl. shee·nies Offensive Slang
Used as a disparaging term for a Jew.
Origin of sheenyPerhaps Yiddish sheyn beautiful, nice, fine (taken by gentiles as a typically Yiddish interjection) ( from Middle High German schœn ) ( from Old High German scōni ) -y 1
- (slang, offensive, ethnic slur) A Jew.
(comparative sheenier, superlative sheeniest)
From sheen + -y.