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n. A non-Jewish boy.
n. A disrespectful youth or man.
n. An irreligious or nonobservant Jew.
n. A clever boy.
n. An uneducated, lazy person.
"Sure, he's a sheygets, but such a nice man."
"The kid who went off the derech is such a shkutz."
“She’s going around with a sheygets.” (NJY)
“Who can say no to such a sheygets?” (NJY)
“You won’t study? Do you want to grow up into a sheygets?” (NJY)
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Yiddish שײגעץ sheygets, from Hebrew שקץ shekets 'abomination'; Yiddish plural שקאָצים shkotsim
shkatz, shcutz, shkutz, shkotzim, shkotsim, shegetz, shaygetz, shaygets, shkuts, shcuts, shkats, sheigetz, sheigets, sheygetz
See also shiksa.
Pronunciation in Yiddish may be influenced by Judeo-French.
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