(yid), n.
usage: This term is a slur and should be avoided. It is used with disparaging intent and is perceived as highly insulting. However, the Yiddish word from which the English word derives is not derogatory.
off sts sl.: extr. disp. and off. (a contemptuous term used to refer to a Jew.)
Etymology: 1885–90; < Yiddish yid Jew; cf. MHG jude, jüde

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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