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Definition of "sheeny" [sheen•y]

  • Lustrous; glistening. (adjective)
  • Offensive Slang Used as a disparaging term for a Jew. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sheeny" in a sentence
  • "You of course are right there are slang words that are used by ignorant people just as others in every language use insulting words, most of us have been referred to as sheeny and yid from time to time but we do not blame a whole society for the rubbish amongst them, that is the role of this writer even though he poses as the fourth son at Passover."
  • "I love the way that they are black but often, at certain angles, look sandy brown or, stranger still, a kind of sheeny silver."
  • "One of the five bushes has a very deep red bloom, the deepest red I've seen, almost becoming a kind of sheeny, velvety black down each petal."