Semitism

noun

Sem·​i·​tism ˈse-mə-ˌti-zəm How to pronounce Semitism (audio)
1
a
: Semitic character or qualities
b
: a characteristic feature of a Semitic language occurring in another language
2
: policy or predisposition favorable to Jews

Word History

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of Semitism was in 1851

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Cite this Entry

“Semitism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Semitism. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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