Having a sheen; lustrous.
nounpl. shee·nies Offensive Slang
Used as a disparaging term for a Jew.
Origin of sheenyOrigin unknown.
- (slang, offensive, ethnic slur) A Jew.
(comparative sheenier, superlative sheeniest)
From sheen + -y.
Variant of sheen
- brightness; shininess; luster
- bright or shining attire
Origin of sheen; from sheenthe
Archaic of shining beauty; bright
Origin of sheenME schene < OE sciene, beautiful, splendid, akin to Ger schön (< IE base *(s)keu-, to observe, heed > hear): sense infl. by assoc. with shine
Dialectal to shine; gleam