• IPA: /ˈʃiːni/

sheeny (plural sheenies)

  1. (slang, offensive, ethnic slur) A Jew.
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses:
      Shylock chimes with the jewbaiting that followed the hanging and quartering of the queen’s leech Lopez, his jew’s heart being plucked forth while the sheeny was yet alive
    • 1946, Mezz Mezzrow & Bernard Wolfe, Really the Blues, Payback Press 1999, p. 6:
      One time in Humboldt Park Leo "Bow" Gisensohn, our leader, didn't like the way a cop down by the lake called him "sheeny."
    • 2005, "Creed, OK", Carnivàle episode 17
      Max Baer ain't no Jew.
      Sure he is. Everybody knows that. Sheeny to the core.
    Synonyms: Yid, heeb, hymie, kike, shylock
  2. (slang) A cheat or fraudster.
  • French: youde, youpin
  • Russian: жи́д

sheeny (comparative sheenier, superlative sheeniest)

  1. having a sheen; glossy
  2. Bright; shining; radiant.
    • ?, Alfred Tennyson, Recollections of the Arabian Nights
      a sheeny summer morn

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