non-Jew·​ish | \ ˌnän-ˈjü-ish How to pronounce non-Jewish (audio) \

Definition of non-Jewish

: not Jewish : not being, relating to, or characteristic of the Jews Since only about 10,000 Jews live in the city, the restaurant must attract non-Jewish patrons to survive.— Julia M. Klein

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non-Jew \ ˌnän-​ˈjü How to pronounce non-Jew (audio) \ noun, plural non-Jews
Of the seven or eight people present, we were the only non-Jews. — Clifford Thompson

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1851, in the meaning defined above

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“Non-Jewish.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 14 December 2019.

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