Jewish
adjective Date: circa 1546 of, relating to, or characteristic of the Jews; also being a Jew • Jewishly adverbJewishness noun

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  • Jewish — Jew ish, a. 1. Of or pertaining to the Jews or Hebrews; characteristic of or resembling the Jews or their customs; Israelitish. {Jew ish*ly}, adv. {Jew ish*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] 2. Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Judaism. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jewish — (adj.) 1540s, from JEW (Cf. Jew) + ISH (Cf. ish). O.E. had Iudeisc; early Middle English used Judewish, Judeish (late 12c.). Figurative use in reference to extortionate money lending attested by c.1600 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Jewish — [adj] Israelite Hasidic, Hebrew, Judaistic, Semitic; concept 369 …   New thesaurus

  • Jewish — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to, associated with, or denoting Jews or Judaism. DERIVATIVES Jewishness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • Jewish — [jo͞o′ish] adj. of or having to do with Jews or Judaism n. loosely Yiddish Jewishly adv. Jewishness n …   English World dictionary

  • Jewish — Jew|ish [ dʒuıʃ ] adjective *** someone who is Jewish was born in the Jewish culture, and may practice Judaism a. relating to Jews, their culture, or their religion: Jewish law Jewish festivals ╾ Jew|ish|ness noun uncount …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Jewish */*/ — UK [ˈdʒuːɪʃ] / US [ˈdʒuɪʃ] adjective a) someone who is Jewish was born in the Jewish culture and may practise Judaism b) relating to Jews, their culture, or their religion Jewish law Jewish festivals Derived word: Jewishness noun uncountable …   English dictionary

  • Jewish — Jew|ish [ˈdʒu:ıʃ] adj relating to Jews or Judaism ▪ the Jewish religion ▪ My husband is Jewish …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Jewish — [[t]ʤu͟ːɪʃ[/t]] ♦♦♦ ADJ Jewish means belonging or relating to the religion of Judaism or to Jews. ...the Jewish festival of the Passover …   English dictionary

  • Jewish — Jew·ish || dÊ’uːɪʃ n. Yiddish (Informal) adj. of or pertaining to the Jewish religion; of Jewish descent; Yiddish (Informal) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Jewish — [ˈdʒuːɪʃ] adj 1) someone who is Jewish was born in the Jewish culture, and may practise Judaism 2) relating to Jews, their culture, or their religion …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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