cashew

Pronunciations

Definitions

  • n. A person of Catholic and Jewish heritage.

Example Sentences

  • "I grew up with one Catholic and one Jewish parent, which I lovingly refer to as being a “Cashew.”" (source)

Languages of Origin

  • English

Etymology

  • Portmanteau of "Catholic" and "Jew".

    • Who Uses This

      • Younger: Jews in their 30s or younger
      • Mixed heritage

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa

      Dictionaries

      • None

Notes

  • Uttered on television by "Linda Richman," the character played by Mike Myers on Saturday Night Live.

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