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a derogatory term used by Jews to refer to non-Jewish women
non-Jewish girl, whore.
Origin: Partly derived from the Hebrew term שקץ, שכץ sheketz, which means "abomination", "impure," or "object of loathing".
Shiksa is a Yiddish and Polish word that has moved into English usage, mostly in North American Jewish culture, as a term for a non-Jewish woman, initially and sometimes still pejorative but now often used satirically. Shiksa refers to any non-Jewish woman or girl who might be a temptation to Jewish men or boys, e.g., for dating, intermarriage, etc. Professor Frederic Cople Jaher writes: Among Orthodox Jews, the term may be used to describe a Jewish girl or woman who fails to follow Orthodox religious precepts. The equivalent term for a non-Jewish male, used less frequently, is shegetz.
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