I grew up in the United States. I did not wear a Jewish head covering, and I look vaguely Mediterranean Gnome make America drunk again 4th Of July shirt than stereotypically Jewish — if there really is such a thing. Once a friendly Armenian baker seemed ready to fix me up with his daughter. When I told him I’m Jewish, not Armenian, he replied: As a result, I sometimes heard phrases like “jew him down” from people who didn’t know I’m a Jew. Though I’m not sure they realized it’s an anti-Jewish slur. I used the word gyp meaning to cheat for years, until I discovered that it’s a slur against Gypsies.