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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Used as a disparaging term for a Jew.

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  • noun (ethnic slur) offensive term for a Jew

Etymologies

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

[Probably from Hymie, nickname for Hyman.]

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