Adam Sandler is an example of a Jew.
Origin of jewfrom Jew, by associated, association with occupation of Jews as moneylenders in Middle Ages
jew someone down
- a person descended, or regarded as descended, from the ancient Hebrews of Biblical times
- a person whose religion is Judaism
Origin of JewMiddle English from Old French Giu, Juiu from Classical Latin Judaeus from Classical Greek Ioudaios from Classical Hebrew (language) yeh?d?, member of the tribe or kingdom of Judah: see Judah
transitive verbjewed, jew·ing, jews Offensive
- To bargain shrewdly or unfairly with. Often used with down.
- To haggle so as to reduce (a price). Often used with down.
Origin of jewFrom prejudiced perceptions of Jews as extortionate moneylenders
- An adherent of Judaism as a religion or culture.
- A member of the widely dispersed people originally descended from the ancient Hebrews and sharing an ethnic heritage based on Judaism.
- A native or inhabitant of the ancient kingdom of Judah.
Origin of JewMiddle English Jeu from Old French giu from Latin Iūdaeus from Greek Ioudaios from Aramaic yəhudāy from Hebrew yəhûdî inhabitant of Judah from yəhûdâ Judah ; see Judah 2.
(third-person singular simple present jews, present participle jewing, simple past and past participle jewed)
- An adherent of Judaism.
- I don't have a religion, but my sister is a Jew and my brother is a Wiccan.
- A person who claims a cultural or ancestral connection to the Jewish people (see secular Jew).
- The Jewish community overall has a common religion, culture, identity, and ethnicity, but individual Jews do not necessarily share all of these; therefore, a person might be a Jew by one standpoint but not by another.
- Additionally, there are some religious groups that identify themselves as part of Judaism, but that other Jewish groups might not; hence, use of the term Jew often depends on the speaker's opinions.
- The noun Jew is not offensive, and the overwhelming majority of English-speaking Jews use the noun Jew to identify themselves.
- That said, it has become offensive for historical reasons to use the word Jew attributively, in modifying another noun (as in "Jew lawyer"); the adjective Jewish is preferred for this purpose.
- Additionally, the derived verbs jew and jew down are considered offensive, as they reflect stereotypes considered offensive.
(third-person singular simple present Jews, present participle Jewing, simple past and past participle Jewed)
- (offensive) Alternative capitalization of jew.