sheen·y || 'ʃɪːnɪ adj. shiny, brilliant, glossy, lustrous

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • sheeny — sheeny1 /shee nee/, adj., sheenier, sheeniest. shining; lustrous. [1615 25; SHEEN + Y1] sheeny2 /shee nee/, n., pl. sheenies. Slang (disparaging and offensive). a Jew. Also, sheeney, sheenie. [1810 20; orig. obscure] * * …   Universalium

  • sheeny — sheeny1 adjective (sheenier, sheeniest) having a sheen; lustrous. sheeny2 noun (plural sheenies) N. Amer. informal, offensive a Jewish person. Origin C19: origin unknown …   English new terms dictionary

  • sheen — [shēn] n. [< SHEEN the adj.] 1. brightness; shininess; luster 2. bright or shining attire adj. [ME schene < OE sciene, beautiful, splendid, akin to Ger schön (< IE base * (s)keu , to observe, heed > HEAR): sense infl. by assoc. with… …   English World dictionary

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