[ an-tee-sem-ahyt, an-tahy- or, especially British, -see-mahyt ]
/ ˌæn tiˈsɛm aɪt, ˌæn taɪ- or, especially British, -ˈsi maɪt /
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a person who discriminates against or is prejudiced or hostile toward Jews.
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Origin of antisemite
First recorded in 1880–85
usage note for antisemite
OTHER WORDS FROM antisemitean·ti·se·mit·ic [an-tee-suh-mit-ik, an-tahy-], /ˌæn ti səˈmɪt ɪk, ˌæn taɪ-/, adjective
Words nearby antisemite
Antisana, antisatellite, antiscientific, antiscorbutic, antiselection, antisemite, antisemitic, antisemitism, antisense, antisense RNA, antisepsis
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How to use antisemite in a sentence
In Vienna, in 1895, the antisemite Lueger was elected mayor.
British Dictionary definitions for antisemite
a person who persecutes or discriminates against Jews
Derived forms of anti-Semiteanti-Semitism, noun
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