a derog. term for a Jew; also attrib.
|Jewish Sth (Richmond, VA) 9 Apr. 6/1: To call an intimate friend or relative ‘Abe,’ ‘Ike’ or ‘Mose’ [...] is all right, but when it comes out in cold type that ‘Mr and Mrs Ikey’ have done this or ‘Mr and Mrs Abe’ have done that [...] there is something of contempt.|
|Investigation of Un-Amer. Propaganda Activities in the US 2720: How often did you use the expression ‘hook-nosed Abes’?|
|Criminal Sl. (rev. edn).|
|Racism and [...] Christian Understanding 85: [...] all contempt is owing the out-group Abes for their being sharp, cunning, [...] The trouble with the Jew is that he is a greasy grind.|
|Decadence and Other Plays (1985) 74: All the abes used to sit outside in Anthony Street.East in|
|Dict. of Invective (1991) 279: Other generics include: Abe and Abie, a Jew and Jewess.|
|US Jewry 280: Rarely does a monograph describe the career of an Abe Airman.|