from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Offensive A non-Jewish boy or young man.
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- n. A gentile, a non-Jewish male.
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- n. an offensive term for non-Jewish young man
‘Sheqetz’ or ‘shegetz’ is a Hebrew-based synonym for goy (www. thefreedictionary.com/goy), which is why phil may not understand it.
Sheqetz and shegetz (shaygetz is a better transliteration) are two different words in two different languages meaning two different things.
The Megiddo Modern Hebrew-English Dictionary, published in Israel, correctly defines shegetz as follows: ‘unclean animal; loathsome creature, abomination colloquial - pronounced shaygets wretch, unruly youngster; Gentile youngster’.