cashew

Definitions

  • 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.”" (http://www.bustle.com/articles/20701-23-things-only-half-jewish-half-catholic-people-understand-like-the-true-meaning-of-guilt)

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

Dictionaries

None

Notes

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

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