shiksa

noun
shik·​sa | \ ˈshik-sə How to pronounce shiksa (audio) \
variants: or shikse

Definition of shiksa

1 often disparaging : a non-Jewish girl or woman
2 : a Jewish girl or woman who does not observe Jewish precepts used especially by Orthodox Jews

First Known Use of shiksa

1872, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for shiksa

Yiddish shikse, feminine of sheygets non-Jewish boy, from Hebrew sheqeṣ blemish, abomination

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“Shiksa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shikse. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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