from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Offensive Slang Used as a disparaging term for a Jew.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Alternative capitalization of Yid
- n. A Jew
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A Jew; -- now (1998) usually considered offensive or contemptuous.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Jew.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (ethnic slur) offensive term for a Jew
But many Tottenham supporters have said they use the term "yid army" themselves as a "badge of honour" and are not offended by it.
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.
The first time I ever heard the word "yid" I was at school.
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.
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.
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.
"Even I hadn't realised how deep anti-semitism still runs in the Stupid Party." or in this blog but be warned if you complain too loudly about it Guido has and will delete such complaints as he is far happier with some of the pathetic "yid" and other repulsive comments than he is with any comment criticising them or this blog that's the kind of blog we are now dealing with sadly
Good lord, you guys have to deal with some serious prats, and I, a white, blue eyed ‘yid’ was amongst the worst.
Woolf gave a terrific interview to the St Lou Jew recently (gotta love their motto -- "young.yid. younited") to whom he expressed a similar sentiment:
"Crash your dermott, yid," meaning to shut up, but it was very insulting.