What does JEW mean?

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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


  1. Jew(n.)

    An adherent of Judaism.

  2. Origin: [OF. Juis, pl., F. Juif, L. Judaeus, Gr. 'Ioydai^os, fr. 'Ioydai`a the country of the Jews, Judea, fr. Heb. Yhdh Judah, son of Jacob. Cf. Judaic.]


  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

  2. Origin: [OF. Juis, pl., F. Juif, L. Judaeus, Gr. 'Ioydai^os, fr. 'Ioydai`a the country of the Jews, Judea, fr. Heb. Yhdh Judah, son of Jacob. Cf. Judaic.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Jew

    jōō, n. an inhabitant of Judea: a Hebrew or Israelite: opprobriously used for a usurer, miser, &c.:—fem. Jew′ess.—v.t. and v.i. (coll.) to overreach: cheat.—n. Jew′-bait′ing, the persecuting of Jews.—adj. Jew′ish, belonging to the Jews.—adv. Jew′ishly.—ns. Jew′ishness; Jew's′-ear, a fungus that grows on the elder, and bears some resemblance to the human ear; Jew's' frank′incense, the balsam known as benzoin or gum storax, often used as an incense; Jew's′-harp, a small harp-shaped musical instrument played between the teeth by striking a spring with the finger; Jew's′-mall′ow, a plant much cultivated as a pot-herb by the Jews in Syria; Jew's′-myr′tle, the prickly-leaved plant Ruscus aculeatus; Jew's′-pitch, asphaltum; Jew's′-stone, the fossil spine of a large echinus or sea hedgehog.—Jew's eye, in proverb 'Worth a Jew's eye,' something of high value—from the custom of torturing Jews for money; Jews' houses, in Cornwall, the name given to prehistoric miners' dwellings.—Wandering Jew (see Wander). [O. Fr. Juis—L. Judæus—Gr. Ioudaios—Heb. Yehūdāh, Judah.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'JEW' in Nouns Frequency: #1701


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of JEW in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of JEW in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Golda Meir:

    Pessimism is a luxury that a Jew can never allow himself.

  2. Ariel Sharon:

    By the end of 2005 there will not be a single Jew left in the Gaza Strip.

  3. Ileana Adriana Stan:

    Jesus was common Jew of his own age with human parents. He was his own male Christ.

  4. Claudia Christian:

    Apparently I’ve been typecast in science fiction: I’m a Russian bisexual telepathic Jew.

  5. Pamela Geller:

    Jew-haters have been running anti-Semitic and anti-Israel ads on buses for years. We are responding.

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