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young non-Jewish male

Alternatively spelled "shaygetz", "sheigetz", "shaigetz", or "sheygets", this is a derogatory word to describe a non-Jewish young male. It usually can also translate as "rascal" or "scoundrel" and has the implication the male is violent and brutish. The female version is shikse. They both come from the Hebrew word שכץ (sheketz) which means unpure or blemmished. The plural can be either "shkotzim" or "shgatzim".