Definitions for JEWdʒu
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word JEW
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a member of a people now living in many countries of the world who trace their descent from the Israelites of the Bible, or from postexilic adherents of Judaism.
Category: Peoples, Judaism
a person whose religion is Judaism.
a subject of the ancient kingdom of Judah.
(adj.)Extremely Offensive.of Jews; Jewish.
Category: Judaism, Status (usage)
(v.t.)(l.c.)Extremely Offensive.to bargain sharply with; beat down in price (often fol. by down).
Category: Status (usage)
* Usage: The adjectival use of Jew, as in the phrase Jew boy, is perceived as highly insulting; the adjective Jewish should be used instead. The verb jew, though not used as a deliberate slur, is also perceived as highly insulting.
Origin of Jew:
1125–75; ME jewe, gyu, ju < OF jui(e)u < L jūdaeus < Gk ioudaîos < Aramaic yehūdāi < Heb Yəhūdhī, der. of YəhūdhāhJudah
Jew, Hebrew, Israelite(noun)
a person belonging to the worldwide group claiming descent from Jacob (or converted to it) and connected by cultural or religious ties
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a person whose religion is Judaism
An adherent of Judaism.
A person who claims a cultural or ancestral connection to the Jewish people (see secular Jew).
To bargain, to attempt to gain an unfair price in a business deal; to defraud.
Origin: From the stereotype of Jews as scheming merchants. Compare gyp, from gypsy, and welsh, from Welsh.
originally, one belonging to the tribe or kingdom of Judah; after the return from the Babylonish captivity, any member of the new state; a Hebrew; an Israelite
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'JEW' in Nouns Frequency: #1701
Translations for JEW
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a member of the Jewish people, whose religion is Judaism.
- judeuPortuguese (BR)
- der JudeGerman
- orang YahudiMalay
- جهود، يهود، بنى اسرائيلPashto
- 猶太人, 猶太教徒Chinese (Trad.)
- یہودی مذہب کا پیروUrdu
- người Do TháiVietnamese
- 犹太人，犹太教徒Chinese (Simp.)
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