from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Offensive Used as a disparaging term for a non-Jewish girl or woman.
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- n. non-Jewish girl.
- n. maiden
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- n. a derogatory term used by Jews to refer to non-Jewish women
Yiddish shikse, feminine of shegetz, shegetz; see shegetz.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Yiddish שיקסע (shikse), which is partly derived from the Hebrew שֶׁקֶץ (shékets, "abomination, impure, object of loathing"). (Wiktionary)