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Definition of JEW

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Jew \Jew\ (j[=u] or j[=oo]), a.
     Of or pertaining to Jews; Jewish; -- usually considered offensive. [offensive] [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Jew \Jew\, Jew down \Jew down\(j[=u] or j[=oo]), v. t. To bargain down (a person) in price; as, I jewed him down to ten dollars. [offensive] [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Jew \Jew\ (j[=u] or j[udd]; 277), n. [OF. Juis, pl., F. Juif, L. Judaeus, Gr. 'Ioydai^os, fr. 'Ioydai`a the country of the Jews, Judea, fr. Heb. Y[e^]h[=u]d[=a]h Judah, son of Jacob. Cf. {Judaic}.]
     1. 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. [1913 Webster]

     2. An adherent of Judaism.
        [PJC]

     {Jew's frankincense}, gum styrax, or benzoin.

     {Jew's mallow} (Bot.), an annual herb ({Corchorus olitorius}) cultivated in Syria and Egypt as a pot herb, and in India for its fiber.

     {Jew's pitch}, asphaltum; bitumen.

     {The Wandering Jew}, an imaginary personage, who, for his cruelty to Christ during his passion, is doomed to wander on the earth till Christ's second coming.

     {Wandering Jew}, any of several house plants of the genera {Zebrina} and {Tradescantia} having white-striped leaves, especially the creeping plants {Zebrina pendula} and {Tradescantia fluminensis}. [1913 Webster +PJC]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]


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