anti-Semite

noun
an·​ti-Sem·​ite | \ ˌan-tē-ˈse-ˌmīt, ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-Semite (audio) , especially British -ˈsē-ˌmīt \

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

First Known Use of anti-Semite

1880, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anti-Semite

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

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The first known use of anti-Semite was in 1880

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“Anti-Semite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-Semite. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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anti-Semite

noun

English Language Learners Definition of anti-Semite

: someone who hates Jewish people

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