noun Yiddish: Often Disparaging.
- a term used especially by a Jew to refer to a girl or woman who is not Jewish.
- a term used especially by a Jew to refer to a Jewish girl or woman whose attitudes, behavior, or appearance are felt to resemble those of a gentile.
- a term used by an observant Jew to refer to a Jewish woman who is not religious or is ignorant of Judaism.
noun often derogatory (used by Jews)
- a non-Jewish girl
- a Jewish girl who fails to live up to traditional Jewish standards
n.“gentile girl,” in Jewish culture, dismissive or disparaging, 1892, from Yiddish shikse, from Hebrew siqsa, from sheqes “a detested thing” + fem. suffix -a.