anti–Semite

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noun an·ti–Sem·ite \ˌan-tē-ˈse-ˌmīt, ˌan-tī-, especially British -ˈsē-ˌmīt\

Definition of anti–Semite

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1880


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