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Philistine

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noun Phi·lis·tine \ˈfi-lə-ˌstēn; fə-ˈlis-tən, -ˌtēn; ˈfi-lə-stən\

Definition of Philistine

  1. 1 :  a native or inhabitant of ancient Philistia

  2. 2 often not capitalized a :  a person who is guided by materialism and is usually disdainful of intellectual or artistic values b :  one uninformed in a special area of knowledge

philistine

adjective often capitalized

philistinism

play \-lə-ˌstē-ˌni-zəm; -ˈlis-tə-, -ˌtē-, -lə-stə-\ noun often capitalized


14th Century

First Known Use of philistine

14th century



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