Yid

noun
\ ˈyid How to pronounce Yid (audio) \

Definition of Yid

offensive
used as an insulting and contemptuous term for a Jewish person

First Known Use of Yid

circa 1874, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Yid

Yiddish, from Middle High German Jüde, from Old High German Judeo, from Latin Judaeus — more at jew

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“Yid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Yid. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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