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  1. active anti-Semitism.
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Origin of Jew-baiting

First recorded in 1890–95
Related formsJew-bait·er, noun
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Historical Examples of jew-baiting

  • No doubt the story must have been a mere excuse for Jew-baiting.

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  • The authorities sorely hindered Bernardinus in his business of Jew-baiting, and his bloodthirsty sermons mostly failed of effect.

  • After that one can understand why Jew-baiting became a favourite sport in Russia throughout the next two decades.

  • There had been a sudden, unprecedented immigration of refugees from Russia, where Jew-baiting was then the orthodox pastime.

  • Even the Russian stage was made subservient to the purposes of Jew-baiting.

British Dictionary definitions for jew-baiting


  1. active persecution or harassment of Jews
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Derived FormsJew-baiter, noun
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