[ joo-is ]
/ ˈdʒu ɪs /
noun Older Use: Usually Offensive.
a term used to refer to a Jewish girl or woman.
Origin of 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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Examples 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
/ (ˈdʒuːɪs) /
often offensive a Jewish girl or woman
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
late 14c. (late 13c. as a surname), from Old French jüiesse, fem. of jüif (see Jew).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper