Meaning of Yekke in English:

Yekke

(also Yecke, Yekkie)

Pronunciation /ˈjɛkə/

adjective

slang, derogatory
  • In Israeli Jewish usage: designating a Jewish person of German origin; of, relating to, or characteristic of Jewish people of German origin.

    Frequently with connotations of meticulousness, orderliness, punctuality, and obedience.

noun

slang, derogatory
  • In Israeli Jewish usage: a Jewish person of German origin.

    Frequently with connotations of meticulousness, orderliness, punctuality, and obedience.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in National Jewish Post. From either (i) modern Hebrew yeke or perhaps its etymon (ii) Yiddish yeke, further etymology uncertain and disputed.