Adjective "jew" definition and examples

(Jew may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/dʒuː/

Definitions and examples

noun

A member of the people and cultural community whose traditional religion is Judaism and who trace their origins to the ancient Hebrew people of Israel.
  1. 'So let us make a fresh start and try to discover what it's like to be a Jew, how Judaism looks from within.'
  2. 'I'll just continue to stand up for Israel as a Jew and a citizen of a democratic society.'
  3. 'Jacob was a Shemite and a Hebrew, but not a Jew because Jews originated with his son Judah.'
  4. 'This is born out when you study the ancient Jews and the original Hebrew and Greek.'
  5. 'It was the Romans who renamed Judea Palaestina to expunge all traces of the Jews.'
  6. 'The French government was more prepared to give up immigrant Jews than French Jews.'
  7. 'He clearly was neither a law-abiding Jew nor an upstanding member of the local community.'

More definitions

1. one of a scattered group of people that traces its descent from the Biblical Hebrews or from postexilic adherents of Judaism; Israelite.

2. a person whose religion is Judaism.

3. a subject of the ancient kingdom of Judah. adjective

4. Offensive. of Jews; Jewish. verb (used with object)

5. (lowercase) Offensive. to bargain sharply with; beat down in price (often followed by down).

More examples(as adjective)

"newses can be jew."

Origin

(Jew)Middle English: from Old French juiu, via Latin from Greek Ioudaios, via Aramaic from Hebrew yĕhūḏī, from yĕhūḏāh ‘Judah’ (see Judah).