[ an-tee-sem-ahyt, an-tahy- or, esp. British, -see-mahyt ]
/ ˌæn tiˈsɛm aɪt, ˌæn taɪ- or, esp. British, -ˈsi maɪt /


a person who discriminates against or is prejudiced or hostile toward Jews.

Origin of anti-Semite

First recorded in 1880–85

Related forms

an·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. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for anti-semite



a person who persecutes or discriminates against Jews

Derived Forms

anti-Semitism, noun
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