shegetz

   (SHAY-gits) [Yiddish] An often disparaging word for a non-Jewish man or boy; a Jewish male whose behavior and attitudes are seen to be more gentile than Jewish.
   See also shiksa.

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  • Shegetz — (שייגעץ or in Hebrew שֵׁיְגֶּץ; alternative Romanizations incl. shaygetz, sheigetz, shaigetz, sheygets; plural שייגעצים shkotzim, shgatzim) is a Yiddish word that has entered English to refer to a non Jewish boy or young man. Although shegetz,… …   Wikipedia

  • shegetz — /shay gits/, n., pl. shkotzim /shkawt sim/. Yiddish (often disparaging). 1. a boy or man who is not Jewish. 2. a Jewish boy or man whose attitudes and behavior are felt to resemble those of a gentile. Cf. shiksa. * * * …   Universalium

  • shegetz — noun A gentile, a non Jewish male. See Also: shiksa …   Wiktionary

  • shegetz — she·getz …   English syllables

  • shegetz* — off she•getz [[t]ˈʃeɪ gɪts[/t]] n. pl. shkotz•im [[t]ˈʃkɔt sɪm[/t]] usage: This term is usually used with disparaging intent. However, it is sometimes a term of affectionate abuse, merely implying that the boy or man has the attitudes, appearance …   From formal English to slang

  • shegetz — noun an offensive term for non Jewish young man why does she like all those shkotzim? • Usage Domain: ↑disparagement, ↑depreciation, ↑derogation, ↑Yiddish • Hypernyms: ↑gentile, ↑non Jew, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • shkotzim — plural of shegetz * * * /shkaw tsim/, n. Yiddish (often disparaging). pl. of shegetz. * * * shkotzim, n. pl. see *shegetz n …   Useful english dictionary

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