jew
Pronunciation
  • (British, America) IPA: /dʒuː/
Verb

jew (jews, present participle jewing; past and past participle jewed)

  1. (offensive) To bargain, to attempt to gain an unfair price in a business deal; to defraud.
Related terms Noun

jew (plural jews)

  1. (AU) The jewfish. [from 19th c.]
    • 1994, Rita Huggins & Jackie Huggins, Auntie Rita, in Heiss & Minter, Macquarie PEN Anthology of Aboriginal Literature, Allen & Unwin 2008, p. 151:
      The creeks gave us lots of food, too—yellow belly and jew, perch and eel.

Jew
Pronunciation Noun

jew (plural jews)

  1. (religion) An adherent of Judaism.
    Both Jews and Muslims refrain from eating pork.
    Synonyms: Judaist
    Antonyms: gentile, goy
    Hypernyms: Abrahamist, Judeo-Christian, monotheist
    hypo en
  2. A member or descendent of the Jewish people.
    Many Jews eat pork.
    Synonyms: Thesaurus:Jew
    Antonyms: gentile, goy
    Hypernyms: Hebrew, Israelite
    hypo en
    • c. 1600, William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice (Act III, scene I)
      Hath not a Jew eyes? Hath not a Jew hands, organs
      dimensions, senses, affections, passions; fed with
      the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject
      to the same diseases, heal'd by the same means,
      warm'd and cool'd by the same winter and summer
      as a Christian is?
  3. (pejorative) A miserly or greedy person; a spendthrift; a cheapskate.
  4. (naval, slang) A ship's tailor.
Translations Translations Verb

jew (jews, present participle jewing; past and past participle jewed)

  1. (offensive) Alternative letter-case form of jew



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