Definitions for jewdʒu

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. 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

  2. a person whose religion is Judaism.

    Category: Judaism

  3. a subject of the ancient kingdom of Judah.

    Category: Judaism

  4. (adj.)Extremely Offensive.of Jews; Jewish.

    Category: Judaism, Status (usage)

  5. (v.t.)(l.c.)Extremely 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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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

  1. Jew(noun)ʤˈu

    a person whose religion is Judaism


  1. Jew(Noun)

    An adherent of Judaism.

  2. Jew(Noun)

    A person who claims a cultural or ancestral connection to the Jewish people (see secular Jew).

  3. jew(Verb)

    To bargain, to attempt to gain an unfair price in a business deal; to defraud.

  4. Origin: From the stereotype of Jews as scheming merchants. Compare gyp, from gypsy, and welsh, from Welsh.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jew(noun)

    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

  1. Nouns Frequency

    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.

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