Israeli

adjective
Is·​rae·​li | \iz-ˈrā-lē also ˌiz-rə-ˈā-lē \

Definition of Israeli 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: of or relating to the people or the republic of Israel

Israeli

noun
plural Israelis also Israeli

Definition of Israeli (Entry 2 of 2)

: a native or inhabitant of the republic of Israel

First Known Use of Israeli

Adjective

1948, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1948, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Israeli

Adjective

Modern Hebrew yiśrĕ'ēlī, from Hebrew, Israelite, noun & adjective, from Yiśrā'ēl

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The first known use of Israeli was in 1948

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Israeli

noun

English Language Learners Definition of Israeli

: a person born, raised, or living in modern Israel

Israeli

adjective
Is·​rae·​li | \iz-ˈrā-lē \

Kids Definition of Israeli

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of or relating to the country of Israel or its people

Israeli

noun

Kids Definition of Israeli (Entry 2 of 2)

: a person born or living in the country of Israel

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