used as an insulting and contemptuous term for a Jewish person

Word History


Yiddish, from Middle High German Jüde, from Old High German Judeo, from Latin Judaeus — more at jew

First Known Use

circa 1874, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Yid was circa 1874

Dictionary Entries Near Yid

Cite this Entry

“Yid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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