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shiksa Syllabification: shik·sa
Pronunciation: /ˈSHiksə/

Definition of shiksa in English:


often derogatory
(Used especially by Jews) a gentile girl or woman.
Example sentences
  • Incidentally, what is it about people who go on about being ‘shiksas’ and ‘goys’?
  • She even converted to Judaism, calling herself ‘the Jewish shiksa.’
  • It's not every day that you say yourself: ‘I can't believe she's not a shiksa.’


Late 19th century: from Yiddish shikse, from Hebrew šiqṣāh (from šeqeṣ 'detested thing' + the feminine suffix -āh).

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