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kike American English Taboo

Meaning: a derogatory word meaning a Jewish person

For example:

  • When I was at school some of the kids would tease a little boy called Benjamin and call him a "kike". They'd push him and shove him while chanting, "kikey boy, kikey boy". Benjamin would start to cry, and then the kids would laugh and walk away.

Note: WARNING! This word is very offensive to Jewish people, and mostly used by bigots and racists. You should never use it.

Warning! This is very bad language. If you are a non-native speaker, you are advised not to use it. (You could cause resentment or anger if you use it inappropriately.)

Variety: This slang is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz:

Which sort of person would use the word "kike"?
  1. an environmentalist
  2. a racist
  3. a pacifist

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