Jew

noun \ ˈjü \

Definition of Jew

1 : a person belonging to a continuation through descent or conversion of the ancient Jewish people
2 : one whose religion is Judaism
3 a : a member of the tribe of Judah
b : israelite
4 : a member of a nation existing in Palestine from the sixth century b.c. to the first century a.d.

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

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JEW Defined for English Language Learners

Jew

noun

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


JEW Defined for Kids

Jew

noun \ ˈjü \

Definition of Jew for Students

: a person who is a descendant of the ancient Hebrews or whose religion is Judaism


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