[hahy-mee] /ˈhaɪ mi/

noun, Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive.
a contemptuous term used to refer to a Jewish male.

“Jewish male” (derogatory), by early 1980s, apparently originally among black Americans, from common Jewish masc. proper name Hymie, a pet form of Hyman, from Hebrew, literally “life” (the masc. counterpart of Eve).


A Jewish male •Apparently chiefly black use: A little curly-haired Hymie pleading his case

[1980s+; fr the Jewish given name Hyman]


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