[an-tee-sem-ahyt, an-tahy- or, esp. British, -see-mahyt]

Origin of anti-Semite

First recorded in 1880–85
Related formsan·ti-Se·mit·ic [an-tee-suh-mit-ik, an-tahy-] /ˌæn ti səˈmɪt ɪk, ˌæn taɪ-/, adjectivean·ti-Se·mit·i·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for anti-semite


  1. a person who persecutes or discriminates against Jews
Derived Formsanti-Semitism, noun
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Word Origin and History for anti-semite



1881, see anti-Semitism.

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