Jew meaning

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A person whose religion is Judaism.
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A person descended, or regarded as descended, from the ancient Hebrews of Biblical times.
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A person who claims a cultural or ancestral connection to the Jewish people (see secular Jew).
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An adherent of Judaism as a religion or culture.
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An adherent of Judaism.

I don't have a religion, but my sister is a Jew and my brother is a Wiccan.

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The definition of a Jew is a person who belongs to a religion called Judaism and who generally traces his or her ancestry back to the ancient Hebrew people of Israel.

Adam Sandler is an example of a Jew.

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A member of the widely dispersed people originally descended from the ancient Hebrews and sharing an ethnic heritage based on Judaism.
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To bargain shrewdly or unfairly with. Often used with down.
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(offensive) To bargain, to attempt to gain an unfair price in a business deal; to defraud.
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A native or inhabitant of the ancient kingdom of Judah.
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To haggle so as to reduce (a price). Often used with down.
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To swindle; cheat; gyp.
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(offensive) Alternative capitalization of jew.
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jew someone down
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

jew someone down

Origin of jew

  • Middle English Jeu from Old French giu from Latin Iūdaeus from Greek Ioudaios from Aramaic yəhudāy from Hebrew yəhûdî inhabitant of Judah from yəhûdâ Judah Judah2

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From prejudiced perceptions of Jews as extortionate moneylenders

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English Giw, Ju, from Old French juiu, Giu, gyu, from Latin iūdaeus, from Ancient Greek Ἰουδαῖος (Ioudaios), from Hebrew יהודי (Yehudi)

    From Wiktionary

  • From the stereotype of Jews as scheming merchants. Compare gyp (“swindle”) (which is probably from gypsy (“Roma”)), and welsh (“swindle by defaulting on a debt”), from Welsh.

    From Wiktionary