Origin and Etymology of jew
Middle English, from Anglo-French ju, jeu, from Latin Judaeus, from Greek Ioudaios, from Hebrew Yĕhūdhī, from Yĕhūdhāh Judah, Jewish kingdom
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of Jew for English Language Learners
: someone whose religion is Judaism, who is descended from Jewish people, or who participates in the culture surrounding Judaism
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