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Meaning of "shegetz" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SHEGETZ

shegetz  [ˈʃeɪɡɪts] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SHEGETZ

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Shegetz is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SHEGETZ MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Shegetz

Shegetz is a Yiddish word that has entered English to refer to a non-Jewish boy or young man. Although shegetz, like its feminine counterpart shiksa, comes from the Hebrew sheketz and literally translates as "rascal", "scoundrel" or "varmint", - its pejorative connotations range from negligible to severe, depending on the context. In former times, it was common practice for Jews in Eastern Europe who were harassed by youths to label their tormentors shkotzim. Nacham Grossbard of Haifa, writing in the Memorial Book for the Community of Ciechanów, recounted these memories of his early years in Poland:*:At the finish of the match, as soon as the whistle blows, we Jewish boys run as fast as we can, out of breath, all the way home in order not to have stones thrown at us or be hit by the shkotzim. In recent years in the United States and other English-speaking countries with large populations of bilingual Yiddish-English speakers, the word has resurfaced, but lost much of its link to the original etymology of filth and inhumanity.

Definition of shegetz in the English dictionary

The definition of shegetz in the dictionary is a non-Jew or Gentile. Other definition of shegetz is a Jewish youth who does not follow Jewish practices.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SHEGETZ


blitz
blɪts
bracelets
ˈbreɪslɪts
credits
ˈkrɛdɪts
dates
deɪts
favourites
ˈfeɪvrɪts
Gates
ɡeɪts
heights
ˈhaɪts
highlights
ˈhaɪlaɪts
it´s
ɪts
its
ɪts
lights
laɪts
Massachusetts
ˌmæsəˈtʃuːsɪts
minutes
ˈmɪnɪts
nights
naɪts
rates
reɪts
rights
raɪts
spirits
ˈspɪrɪts
States
steɪts
tickets
ˈtɪkɪts
units
ˈjuːnɪts

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SHEGETZ

sheeter
sheeting
sheetless
sheetlike
sheetrock
sheety
sheeve
Sheffer´s stroke
Sheffield
Sheffield Shield
Sheherazade
shehita
shehitah
sheik
sheikdom
sheikh
sheikha
sheikhdom
sheila
sheiling

WORDS THAT END LIKE SHEGETZ

barometz
chametz
chometz
ersatz
fritz
Getz
Gilles de Retz
Heifetz
hertz
Horowitz
Katz
lutz
Metz
quartz
Retz
ritz
solonetz
staretz
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waltz

Synonyms and antonyms of shegetz in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «shegetz» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SHEGETZ

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The translations of shegetz from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «shegetz» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

shegetz
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

shegetz
570 millions of speakers

English

shegetz
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

shegetz
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

shegetz
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

shegetz
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

shegetz
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

shegetz
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

shegetz
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Shegetz
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

shegetz
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

shegetz
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

shegetz
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Shegetz
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

shegetz
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

shegetz
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

शेगेट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

shegetz
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

shegetz
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

shegetz
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

shegetz
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

shegetz
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

shegetz
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

shegetz
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

shegetz
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

shegetz
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of shegetz

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SHEGETZ»

The term «shegetz» is barely ever used and occupies the 203.410 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SHEGETZ» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about shegetz

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SHEGETZ»

Discover the use of shegetz in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to shegetz and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Remembering a Vanished World: A Jewish Childhood in Interwar ...
By the same token, "shegetz" meant more than simply a boy who happened to be gentile. It also had connotations of rudeness, belligerence, and dissipation, so that a young Jew who was insufficiently pious or modest could be described as a  ...
Theodore S. Hamerow, 2001
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Where I Stand: Easyread Super Large 24pt Edition
Polnisher – Polish Jews Ribbono Shel Olam – Master of the world Ruach – wind, breath, spirit, soul Seder – the Passover meal Shabbes – Sabbath Shegetz – Gentile male (generally used in derogatory sense, e.g. lout) Shikse – Gentile ...
Serge Liberman, 2009
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Oxford English Dictionary Additions Series
(oneself Sézary('s) syndrome I shkotzirn: see SHEGETZ I or another) silly I Shabak I Shoah I to drink (oneself) silly I shacky I the Shoah I silviculture: Iee shade I shoat I SYLVICULTURE 2 shadow I, 3 shocker I Simon I shadowing 3 shodan I ...
J. A. Simpson, Michael Proffitt, E. S. C. Weiner, 1997
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Reckless Rites: Purim and the Legacy of Jewish Violence
67 The entry for "shegetz" in Webster's Third New International Dictionary ( Chicago, 1986) reads: "A non- Jewish boy or youth — often used disparagingly"; the New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary (Oxford, 1993), s.v. "shegetz," also gives its ...
Elliott S. Horowitz, 2006
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Meshuggenary: Celebrating the World of Yiddish
*shegetz[sheygets] noun;plural shkotzim [shkotsim] (often disparaging). 1.A male nonJew.2. Anirreligious Jew. 3.A troublemaker; scoundrel. *sheitel [sheytl; pluralsheytlen, sheytlekh] noun.A wig wornby an Orthodox woman in public to cover ...
Sol Steinmetz, Payson R. Stevens, 2002
6
The Browser's Dictionary of Foreign Words and Phrases
serai • shegetz 233 idents might some day have “to blush at the unveiled mysteries of a future seraglio.”—The New York Times, January 7, 1999. serape ( seh-RAH-peh) [Mexican Spanish] In Latin America, a blanket used as a shawl or a cape.
Mary Varchaver, Frank Ledlie Moore, 2002
7
The Scrabble Word-Building Book: Updated Edition
Updated Edition 563 SHIED. SHEBEAN -; shebeans SHEBEEN -; shelties SHED ashed; sheds SHELTY -; - SHEDDED -; - SHELVE -; shelved, SHEDDER -, sheddens shelver, SHEEN -; sheens, shelves sheeny SH ELVER -; sheenies ...
‎2007
8
Blood to Remember: American Poets on the Holocaust
Covner-Gberna (in Polish, Kowno Gubernia). A province in Poland. Irena Klepfisz from "Bashert": Bashert (Yid.). Destiny. Shegetz (Yid.). Refers to a non-Jewish boy or young man. Although shegetz, like its feminine counterpart shiksa, comes  ...
Charles Adés Fishman, 2007
9
Trauma: The Story of My Life
The lyrics of one song went: “Take my hand, I'm a shegetz in Palestine”, a parody of “Stranger in Paradise”. At one of our designated affairs, I even met a sweet Shiksa with whom I was in love for six months. But Ms Chaos' wiles finally lured me ...
Colonel I. B. Chaos, 2011
10
The Goose Girl, the Rabbi, and the New York Teachers: A ...
... illustrious company of pejoratives (nearly all to be found in the unabridged Random House Dictionary) such as putz, schlemiel, schlemazel, meshuganer, yente, mamzer, nudnick, chutzpah, schicker, schlepp, treif, shegetz, schiksa, goy, etc.
Deborah Heller, 2013

7 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SHEGETZ»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term shegetz is used in the context of the following news items.
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Photo Essay: Groundbreaking of A New Holocaust Education Center …
We should treat them with due respect. We should totally abolish phrases like 'Shegetz', Shiktza', or 'Oif allah nit-yidden Gezogt', or 'peiger', etc etc. We must be ... «Yeshiva World News, Mar 15»
2
Man Tries to Burn Israeli Flag Outside Paris Kosher Market
It's a shame that he didn't set the flag afire. Then we could have set him afire, and been rid of a shegetz. Reply · Like. · 3 · February 9 at 5:00pm. Reply using. «Arutz Sheva, Feb 15»
3
Beyond interfaith marriage
As a Jew, I am embarrassed and deeply hurt and I wondered how many people who use that expression know that the word shiksa and shegetz comes from a ... «Jewish Journal, Dec 14»
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Before Sarah Silverman, Carol Leifer had to break into the boys club
And he said, 'I'll tell you when I was disappointed -- when you married that shegetz [non-Jewish man]!' Now, you and your longtime partner have a son and plan ... «The Jewish Journal of Greater L.A., Aug 14»
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Guy Lodge's DVDs and downloads
Their appeal is hardly limited to the chosen people: this shegetz was greatly moved by The Wedding Song, a delicate but candid feminist tale of the intense bond ... «The Guardian, Nov 13»
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Call for apology as Rabbi Manis Friedman likens child sex abuse to …
Do you think your mother and grandmother back in Russia made it through their teenage years without being molested by a shegetz? Why are you so fragile?". «The Australian, Jan 13»
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Knucklehead shegetz broke but loves attention, burning Koran, and …
Knucklehead shegetz broke but loves attention, burning Koran, and especially the movie 'Brazeheart'. blasphemy-2. By Lizette Alvarez The New York Times. «SanFranciscoSentinel.com, Apr 11»

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« EDUCALINGO. Shegetz [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/shegetz>. Jul 2019 ».
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