Ashki

Alternative Spellings

Ashky, Ashkie

Definitions

  • nickname for Ashkenazi Jews

Example Sentences

  • I grew up in a very Bukharian neighborhood and we always called each other ‘Bukhs’ and Ashkenazim ‘Ashkis’ (Forward article cited below)
  • Mizrachis aren’t stupid. After all, most of us make just as much money as Ashkis without having wasted time in college (https://www.facebook.com/sephardimizrachimemes/)

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, English

Etymology

Textual Hebrew "Ashkenazi" clipped + English diminutive/hypocoristic "i"

Who Uses This

Sephardim: Jews with Sephardi or Mizrahi heritage
Syrian: Jews with recent ancestry in Syria
Persian: Jews with recent ancestry in Iran
Bukharan Jews

Regions

North America, Great Britain

Dictionaries

None

Notes

Discussion of origin, definition, and use here: https://forward.com/news/national/405205/ashkenazi-jews-have-a-nickname-or-is-it-a-slur/

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