Definitions for jew
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Jew, Hebrew, Israelitenoun
a person belonging to the worldwide group claiming descent from Jacob (or converted to it) and connected by cultural or religious ties
An adherent of 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.
Etymology: From the stereotype of Jews as scheming merchants. Compare gyp, from gypsy, and welsh, from Welsh.
A Jew is typically defined as a person who belongs to the Jewish religion or ethnicity, or whose heritage or descent is Jewish. This includes people who were either born into a Jewish family or have converted to Judaism. Judaism is one of the world's oldest monotheistic religions, centered on the worship of one God and based on the laws and teachings found in the Torah, the first five books of the Hebrew Bible. Judaism's rich cultural, religious, and historical traditions have given rise to a diverse global Jewish community.
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
Etymology: [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
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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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Jew is ranked #19105 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Jew surname appeared 1,424 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Jew.
79.1% or 1,127 total occurrences were Asian.
7.7% or 110 total occurrences were White.
5.6% or 80 total occurrences were of two or more races.
4.2% or 60 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'jew' in Nouns Frequency: #1701
The numerical value of jew in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of jew in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
The tweet was absolutely shocking, not only was it hurtful as a Jew, but seeing a fake Jew using such disgusting racist language towards black people.
Arabs alone cannot make a democracy strong. It has to be Arabs and Jews, my dream is one day we will build a real Arab-Jew party, and I tell Jews to come join us and build a true democratic party in this country.
Is discord going to show itself while we are still fighting, is the Jew once again worth less than another? Oh, it is sad, very sad, that once more, for the umpteenth time, the old truth is confirmed: What one Christian does is his own responsibility, what one Jew does is thrown back at all Jews.
Above all, this country is our own. Nobody has to get up in the morning and worry what his neighbors think of him. Being a Jew is no problem here.
I don't want to be mistaken for a terrorist, and I don't want to risk a real terrorist turning up and maybe mistaking my wife, who is kind of blonde and Russian-looking, for a Jew.
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