sheeny definition by Webster's New World
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noun pl. sheenies
Slang a Jewish person: a somewhat old-fashioned term of disparagement or contempt
sheeny definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. shee·nies Offensive Slang
Used as a disparaging term for a Jew.
Origin: Origin unknown.
Variant of sheen
- brightness; shininess; luster
- bright or shining attire
Origin: ; from sheenthe
Archaic of shining beauty; bright
Origin: ME 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