Definitions

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

  • noun Used as a disparaging term for a Jew.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A Jew.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Slang or Colloq. A Jew; -- now (1998) usually considered offensive or contemptuous.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative capitalization of Yid
  • noun ethnic slur A Jew

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

  • noun (ethnic slur) offensive term for a Jew

Etymologies

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

[Yiddish, from Middle High German jüde; see Yiddish.]

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Back-formation from Yiddish.

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: February 2007 Archives

  • 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: Borscht belt with a PhD

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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