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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.

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

  • n. an offensive term for non-Jewish young man


Yiddish sheygets, from Hebrew šeqeṣ, blemish; see šqṣ in Semitic roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Yiddish שייגעץ (sheygets) (Wiktionary)



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