[ joo-is ]
/ ˈdʒu ɪs /
noun Older Use: Usually Offensive.
a term used to refer to a Jewish girl or woman.
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usage note for Jewess
First used in the Middle Ages, the term Jewess has been an inoffensive, neutral term for most of its history. With the advent of the civil rights and feminist movements of the 1960s, it began to be considered condescending and has since declined in use. See also -ess.
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Example sentences from the Web for Jewess
Receive it or not, as thou wilt--she is a Jewess--and her heart is tender toward our tribe.Zenobia|William Ware
British Dictionary definitions for Jewess
/ (ˈdʒuːɪs) /
often offensive a Jewish girl or woman
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