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Jew

 (jo͞o)
n.
1. An adherent of Judaism as a religion or culture.
2. A member of the widely dispersed people originally descended from the ancient Hebrews and sharing an ethnic heritage based on Judaism.
3. A native or inhabitant of the ancient kingdom of Judah.

[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; see Judah2.]

jew

 (jo͞o)
tr.v. jewed, jew·ing, jews Offensive
1. To bargain shrewdly or unfairly with. Often used with down.
2. To haggle so as to reduce (a price). Often used with down.

[From prejudiced perceptions of Jews as extortionate moneylenders.]

Jew

(dʒuː)
n
1. (Peoples) a member of the Semitic people who claim descent from the ancient Hebrew people of Israel, are spread throughout the world, and are linked by cultural or religious ties
2. (Judaism) a person whose religion is Judaism
[C12: from Old French juiu, from Latin jūdaeus, from Greek ioudaios, from Hebrew yehūdī, from yehūdāh Judah]

Jew

(dʒu)
n.
1. a member of a people now living in many countries of the world who trace their descent from the Israelites of the Bible, or from postexilic adherents of Judaism.
2. a person whose religion is Judaism.
3. a subject of the ancient kingdom of Judah.
adj.
4. Extremely Offensive. of Jews; Jewish.
v.t.
5. (l.c.) Extremely Offensive. to bargain sharply with; beat down in price (often fol. by down).
[1125–75; Middle English jewe, gyu, ju < Old French jui(e)u < Latin jūdaeus < Greek ioudaîos < Aramaic yehūdāi < Hebrew Yəhūdhī, derivative of Yəhūdhāh Judah]
usage: The adjectival use of Jew, as in the phrase Jew boy, is perceived as highly insulting; the adjective Jewish should be used instead. The verb jew, though not used as a deliberate slur, is also perceived as highly insulting.

Jew


Past participle: Jewed
Gerund: Jewing

Imperative
Jew
Jew
Present
I Jew
you Jew
he/she/it Jews
we Jew
you Jew
they Jew
Preterite
I Jewed
you Jewed
he/she/it Jewed
we Jewed
you Jewed
they Jewed
Present Continuous
I am Jewing
you are Jewing
he/she/it is Jewing
we are Jewing
you are Jewing
they are Jewing
Present Perfect
I have Jewed
you have Jewed
he/she/it has Jewed
we have Jewed
you have Jewed
they have Jewed
Past Continuous
I was Jewing
you were Jewing
he/she/it was Jewing
we were Jewing
you were Jewing
they were Jewing
Past Perfect
I had Jewed
you had Jewed
he/she/it had Jewed
we had Jewed
you had Jewed
they had Jewed
Future
I will Jew
you will Jew
he/she/it will Jew
we will Jew
you will Jew
they will Jew
Future Perfect
I will have Jewed
you will have Jewed
he/she/it will have Jewed
we will have Jewed
you will have Jewed
they will have Jewed
Future Continuous
I will be Jewing
you will be Jewing
he/she/it will be Jewing
we will be Jewing
you will be Jewing
they will be Jewing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been Jewing
you have been Jewing
he/she/it has been Jewing
we have been Jewing
you have been Jewing
they have been Jewing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been Jewing
you will have been Jewing
he/she/it will have been Jewing
we will have been Jewing
you will have been Jewing
they will have been Jewing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been Jewing
you had been Jewing
he/she/it had been Jewing
we had been Jewing
you had been Jewing
they had been Jewing
Conditional
I would Jew
you would Jew
he/she/it would Jew
we would Jew
you would Jew
they would Jew
Past Conditional
I would have Jewed
you would have Jewed
he/she/it would have Jewed
we would have Jewed
you would have Jewed
they would have Jewed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Jew - a person belonging to the worldwide group claiming descent from Jacob (or converted to it) and connected by cultural or religious tiesJew - a person belonging to the worldwide group claiming descent from Jacob (or converted to it) and connected by cultural or religious ties
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
Jewry - Jews collectively
Ashkenazi - a Jew of eastern European or German descent
Conservative Jew - Jew who keeps some requirements of Mosaic law but adapts others to suit modern circumstances
Essene - a member of an ascetic Jewish sect around the time of Jesus
Jewess - a woman who is a Jew
hymie, kike, sheeny, yid - (ethnic slur) offensive term for a Jew
Levite - a member of the Hebrew tribe of Levi (especially the branch that provided male assistants to the temple priests)
Orthodox Jew - Jew who practices strict observance of Mosaic law
Pharisee - a member of an ancient Jewish sect noted for strict obedience to Jewish traditions
Reform Jew - liberal Jew who tries to adapt all aspects of Judaism to modern circumstances
Sadducee - a member of an ancient Jewish sect around the time of Jesus; opposed to the Pharisees
Sephardi, Sephardic Jew - a Jew who is of Spanish or Portuguese or North African descent
Wandering Jew - a legendary Jew condemned to roam the world for mocking Jesus at the Crucifixion
Zealot - a member of an ancient Jewish sect in Judea in the first century who fought to the death against the Romans and who killed or persecuted Jews who collaborated with the Romans
Zionist - a Jewish supporter of Zionism
Translations
ŽidŽidovka
jøde
juut
juutalainen
Židov
zsidó
ユダヤ人
유태인
žydasžydiškasžydų
ebrejs
žid
JudŽid
jude
ชาวยิว
єврейєврейкажиджидовкаіудей
người Do thái

Jew

[dʒuː]
A. Njudío/a m/f
B. CPD Jew's harp Nbirimbao m

Jew

[ˈdʒuː] nJuif(Juive), juif(juive)

Jew

n
Jude m, → Jüdin f
(neg! inf)Geizkragen m, → Geizhals m (inf)

Jew

[dʒuː] nebreo/a

Jew

(dʒuː) noun
a member of the Jewish people, whose religion is Judaism.
Jewish (-iʃ) adjective
Jewish food; the Jewish New Year.

Jew

يَهُودِيٌّ Žid jøde Jude Εβραίος judío juutalainen Juif Židov ebreo ユダヤ人 유태인 jood jøde Żyd judeu иудаист jude ชาวยิว Yahudi người Do thái 犹太人
References in classic literature ?
Up under the wooden ceiling there were little half-windows with white curtains, and pots of geraniums and wandering Jew in the deep sills.
Soon as I found it out I just waltzed into that Jew shop at the Crossing and bought up all the clothes that would be likely to suit you fellows, before anybody else got a show.
The truth is, that living or dead, if but decently treated, whales as a species are by no means creatures of ill odor; nor can whalemen be recognised, as the people of the middle ages affected to detect a Jew in the company, by the nose.
Jurgis, who by this time would cheerfully have cracked the heads of all the gamblers in Chicago, inquired what would be coming to him; at which the Jew became still more confidential, and said that he had some tips on the New Orleans races, which he got direct from the police captain of the district, whom he had got out of a bad scrape, and who "stood in" with a big syndicate of horse owners.
He never even seemed to come to his work on purpose, but would slouch in as if by mere accident; and when he went to the Jolly Bargemen to eat his dinner, or went away at night, he would slouch out, like Cain or the Wandering Jew, as if he had no idea where he was going and no intention of ever coming back.
Plunged right away into monogamy, man, unexperienced in his good fortune, hankers after polygamy, as the monotheistic Jew hankered after polytheism; and thus the monogamic young man too often meets Aphrodite for the first time, and makes future appointments with her, in the arms of his pure young wife.
Such annotations as may be useful to assist the reader in comprehending the characters of the Jew, the Templar, the Captain of the mercenaries, or Free Companions, as they were called, and others proper to the period, are added, but with a sparing hand, since sufficient information on these subjects is to be found in general history.
A hideous Jew, in the most amazing waistcoat I ever beheld in my life, was standing at the entrance, smoking a vile cigar.
The Jew - of Da Souza's nationality it was impossible to have any doubt - was coarse and large of his type, he wore soiled linen clothes and was smoking a black cigar.
spoke up the fourth man, a huge-bulking, colossal- bodied, greasy-seeming grossness of flesh--the Armenian Jew and San Francisco pawnbroker the previous steward had warned Daughtry about.
On one wall the subjects were described as "Illustrations of the Passions;" on the other, as "Episodes in the Life of the Wandering Jew.
So to supply his friend's need Antonio decides to borrow the money, and soon a Jew named Shylock is found who is willing to lend it.