Jewish

[ joo-ish ]
/ ˈdʒu ɪʃ /

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of the Jews or Judaism: Jewish customs.
Informal. Yiddish.

noun

Informal. Yiddish.

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Origin of Jewish

1540–50; Jew + -ish1; compare Old English iudēisc<Late Latin iudē(us) Jew + Old English -isc-ish1

OTHER WORDS FROM Jewish

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British Dictionary definitions for Jewish

Jewish
/ (ˈdʒuːɪʃ) /

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of Jews

noun

a less common word for Yiddish

Derived forms of Jewish

Jewishly, adverbJewishness, noun
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