Definitions for jewdʒu
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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
The Jews;, also known as the Jewish people, are a nation and ethnoreligious group originating from the Israelites of the Ancient Near East. According to Jewish tradition, Jewish ancestry is traced back to the Biblical patriarchs Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, who lived in Canaan around the 18th century BCE. Jacob and his family migrated to Ancient Egypt after being invited to live with Joseph in the Land of Goshen region by Pharaoh himself. Their descendants were later enslaved until the Exodus led by Moses, which is commonly dated to the 13th century BCE. Historically, Jews had evolved mostly from the Tribe of Judah and Simeon, and partially from the Israelite tribes of Binyamin and Levi, who had all together formed the ancient Kingdom of Judah. A closely related group is the Samaritans, who claim descent from the Israelite tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh, while according to the Bible their origin is in the people brought to Israel by the Neo-Assyrian Empire and some Cohanim who taught them how to worship the "native God". The Jewish ethnicity, nationality and religion are strongly interrelated, as Judaism is the traditional faith of the Jewish nation. Converts to Judaism have a status within the Jewish ethnos equal to those born into it. Conversion is not encouraged by mainstream Judaism, and is considered a tough task, mainly applicable for cases of mixed marriages.
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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