kike

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Thought to be from Yiddish קײַקל(kaykl, circle). In the early 20th century, illiterate Jews immigrating to the United States would sign papers with a circle as opposed to a more common X, the latter being associated by Jews with the Christian cross. This is the dominant etymological theory, but there are others.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kike (plural kikes)

  1. (US, offensive, ethnic slur, religious slur) A Jew.
    Synonyms: yid (not always pejorative), heeb, hymie, sheeny, shylock
    • 1922, Sinclair Lewis, “24”, in Babbitt:
      "Now you quit kidding me! What's the nice little name?" "Oh, it ain't so darn nice. I guess it's kind of kike. But my folks ain't kikes. My papa's papa was a nobleman in Poland, and there was a gentleman in here one day, he was kind of a count or something--"
  2. (US, offensive) A contemptible person, especially one who is stingy.
    That greedy kike would not give me any money when I was starving and needed food.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Kim Pearson (2003), “kike”, in kpearson.faculty.tcnj.edu[1], archived from the original on 2 June 2008, retrieved 3 June 2016

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch kiken. Related to Swedish kika.

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /çiːke/, [çiːkə]

Verb[edit]

kike (imperative kik, present tense kiker, past tense keik or kek, past participle kiket, present participle kikende)

  1. to look
  2. to glance
  3. to peek, peep
  4. to peer
  5. to gaze

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

“kike” in The Bokmål Dictionary.


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German kiken

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

kike (present tense kik or kikar, past tense keik or kika, supine kike, past participle kiken or kika, present participle kikande, imperative kik)

  1. to look
  2. to glance
  3. to peek, peep
  4. to peer
  5. to gaze

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

“kike” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.


Swahili[edit]

Adjective[edit]

-a kike (invariable)

  1. feminine, female
    Antonym: -a kiume