anti-Semite

noun an·ti-Sem·ite \ ˌan-tē-ˈse-ˌmīt , ˌan-tī- , especially British -ˈsē-ˌmīt \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of anti-Semite

: a person who has a hostile, prejudiced attitude toward Jews : an anti-Semitic person
  • The anti-Semites of his day insisted that Disraeli was bogus in every respect but his identification with Jews and Judaism.
  • —Anthony Julius

Origin and Etymology of anti-semite

borrowed from German Antisemit, from anti- anti- + Semit semite


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