Definition of Jew noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//dʒuː//
; NAmE NAmE//dʒuː//
Religious people, Race
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a member of the people and cultural community whose traditional religion is Judaism and who come from the ancient Hebrew people of Israel; a person who believes in and practises Judaism He was born a Jew in 1st-century Palestine. His family are all observant Jews. See related entries: Religious people, Race Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French juiu, via Latin from Greek Ioudaios, via Aramaic from Hebrew yěhūd̲ī, from yěhūd̲āh ‘Judah’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Jew