- active anti-Semitism.
Origin of Jew-baiting
First recorded in 1890–95
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Examples from the Web for jew-baiting
No doubt the story must have been a mere excuse for Jew-baiting.A Collection of Ballads
The authorities sorely hindered Bernardinus in his business of Jew-baiting, and his bloodthirsty sermons mostly failed of effect.History of the Jews, Vol. IV (of VI)
After that one can understand why Jew-baiting became a favourite sport in Russia throughout the next two decades.The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.)
John Holland Rose
There had been a sudden, unprecedented immigration of refugees from Russia, where Jew-baiting was then the orthodox pastime.Children of the Tenements
Jacob A. Riis
Even the Russian stage was made subservient to the purposes of Jew-baiting.
- active persecution or harassment of Jews