Definition of shiksa in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈʃɪksə


often • derogatory
  • (Used especially by Jews) a gentile girl or woman: he’s got a big blonde on his arm - a shiksa no less [as modifier]: your sister has a classic shiksa face
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    • 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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