[an-tee-sem-ahyt, an-tahy- or, esp. British, -see-mahyt]
- a person who discriminates against or is prejudiced or hostile toward Jews.
Origin of anti-Semite
First recorded in 1880–85
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Related Wordsfanatic, chauvinist, sectarian, diehard, doctrinaire, anti-Semite, segregationist, xenophobe
Examples from the Web for anti-semite
Nolde was an anti-Semite and member of the Danish Nazi Party.Top Nazis And Their Complicated Relationship With Artists
November 30, 2014
It seems the death of anti-Semite Hugo Chavez did little to improve the fortunes of Venezuelan Jews.How the Venezuelan Government Treats Its Jewish Citizens
March 29, 2013
For the anti-Semite every rich Jew is exploitive, every poor Jew a burden on society.
For the anti-Semite, both capitalism and Communism are Jewish plots.
To the anti-Semite, every depression, war, social problem, plague must have been the fault of the Jews.
You will doubtless be glad to know that my son Oskar is an Anti-Semite as well.The Road to the Open
It turned out that he was a fanatical Nationalist and anti-Semite.The International Spy
It tears at the roofs as if it were an anti-Semite, and the roofs, Jews.Stories and Pictures
Isaac Loeb Peretz
Now this kind man was, strange as it may seem, an anti-Semite.Ivory Apes and Peacocks
The Conservatives, hoping to win votes, even adopted an anti-Semite clause in their programme.
- a person who persecutes or discriminates against Jews
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Word Origin and History for anti-semite
1881, see anti-Semitism.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper