Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Offensive Slang Used as a disparaging term for a Jew.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative capitalization of Yid
  • n. A Jew

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A Jew; -- now (1998) usually considered offensive or contemptuous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Jew.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (ethnic slur) offensive term for a Jew

Etymologies

Yiddish, from Middle High German jüde; see Yiddish.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Back-formation from Yiddish. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But many Tottenham supporters have said they use the term "yid army" themselves as a "badge of honour" and are not offended by it.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • David Baddiel, the comedian, has launched a campaign to stamp out use of the word "yid" in football chants which mock Jewish and Tottenham supporters.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • The first time I ever heard the word "yid" I was at school.

    The Guardian World News

  • I recently read one Chelsea fan's tale of watching his fellow supporters get arrested for chanting "yid" - and receive three year bans from attending matches - while over in the away end Tottenham fans chanted the same word without consequence.

    The Guardian World News

  • Evelyn Gordon explains that shver tzu zein a yid is the only possible explanation for the betrayal that European Jews handed Israel when they signed on to J Call's call for blaming Israel for the conflict in this part of the world.

    Israel Matzav

  • This was a time when it was not professionally advisable to advertise your ethnic background on campus, when being an objective scientist meant burying the "yid" inside.

    The Chicago Blog

  • "Even I hadn't realised how deep anti-semitism still runs in the Stupid Party." or in this blog but be warned if you complain too loudly about it Guido has and will delete such complaints as he is far happier with some of the pathetic "yid" and other repulsive comments than he is with any comment criticising them or this blog that's the kind of blog we are now dealing with sadly

    WordPress.com News

  • Good lord, you guys have to deal with some serious prats, and I, a white, blue eyed ‘yid’ was amongst the worst.

    Police Search Too Few White People SHOCK!! « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • Woolf gave a terrific interview to the St Lou Jew recently (gotta love their motto -- "young.yid. younited") to whom he expressed a similar sentiment:

    Kerry Trueman: America's Auto Asphyxiation: We Put the Loco in Locomotion

  • "Crash your dermott, yid," meaning to shut up, but it was very insulting.

    Where's the show?

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.