Green’s Dictionary of Slang

Abie n.

[Abe n.]

1. (also Aby) a Jew.

W.H. Allen ‘Further Word-Lists – Pennsylvania’ in DN IV:ii 158: Aby, n. Jew.
H. Ford International Jew 68: The ‘Abies’ and ‘Izzies’ and ‘Moes’ who make up the composing staffs [i.e. of ‘song shops’].
[UK](con. WW1) P. MacDonald Patrol 20: ‘Chubbarow, Abie! [...] Leave the pore bleeder alone’.
[US](con. 1920s) J.T. Farrell Judgement Day in Studs Lonigan (1936) 648: She might not seem out of place in a kitchen cooking noodle soup and feeding matzoth to a family of little Abies.
[US]M. Levin Old Bunch (1946) 102: Here is one of your own Abies for your stable.
[US]L. Bruce How to Talk Dirty 98: Pat and Abie and Rastus outside of Saint Peter’s gate all listening to those angels harping in stereotype.
[US]H. Rawson Dict. of Invective (1991) 279: Other generics include: Abe and Abie, a Jew and Jewess.
I. Cronin Confronting Fear 418: New York [...] is populated by the ‘Abies’.

2. (US black) a tailor [trad. linking of Jews and tailoring].

[US]D. Burley N.Y. Amsterdam News 7 June. 13: I’m gonna trilly long in a few tickers to Abie and ler him lay one of them frantic togas on my mellow brown frame.
[US] ‘Jiver’s Bible’ in D. Burley Orig. Hbk of Harlem Jive.