shegetz

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From Yiddish שייגעץ(sheygets), from Hebrew שֶׁקֶץ(shékets, abomination).

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shegetz (plural shkotzim or shegetzes)

  1. (derogatory) A gentile, a non-Jewish male.
    • 1969, Philip Roth, Portnoy’s Complaint, New York: Vintage, 1994, “The Most Prevalent Form of Degradation in Erotic Life,” p. 216,[1]
      And where is she now, that find! Hello, Pumpkin! Making some lucky shaygets a wonderful wife out there in middle America?

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  1. ^ Fred Kogos, Dictionary of Yiddish Slang and Idioms (1968, →ISBN