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
Few Jews would use the word shiksa in the same way today.
I won't argue with your message as I love your writing but I will argue with the use of the word shiksa to mean non-Jewish woman.
So I couldn’t really care all that much that Raj lost his Batang Fighting Kite to Howard’s libido — so much for Howard’s budding relationship with that mother-suffering shiksa from the last episode, by the way.
I was once described as a shiksa, which I thought was something you were discouraged from having if you were Jewish because of its origins and the fact that it was usually served on a stick.
The Yiddish word goy is loaded with negative associations, and the word shiksa, which everyone still uses, comes from Hebrew for “blemish,” according to Leo Rosten.
And has anyone meet a person who admits to being offended and hurt by being called a shiksa?
The Yiddish word goy is loaded with negative associations, and the word shiksa, which everyone still uses, comes from Hebrew for "blemish," according to Leo Rosten.
I, being not Jewish, could be called a shiksa, though it wouldn’t be very nice to do so.
Barbara Ginsberg of Olathe, Kan., said she and her husband use "shiksa" so much she's come to think of it as a "term of endearment" and "funny."
This time, "shiksa" hurt her feelings, because it underscored that "my son had been treated differently because of me," Scotti said.