verb (used with object)
IT’S A WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ BONANZA!
Origin of Jew
usage note for Jew
OTHER WORDS FROM Jewnon-Jew, noun
Example sentences from the Web for jews
He is likewise a first-rate performer on that classical instrument the Jews'-harp.Portraits of Children of The Mobility|Percival Leigh
Then the old roundabout horse was turned, and conversation grew more difficult, because they again had to play on the Jews'-harp.From a Swedish Homestead|Selma Lagerlf
He would have looked the same had they played on jews'-harps and tin horns.Uncle William|Jennette Lee
Still, the world-regenerators may really be quite excellent performers on their own jews'-harps.Fantasia of the Unconscious|D. H. Lawrence
Carolinia promised not equal rights, but toleration to 'Jews, heathens and other dissenters,' to 'men of any religion.'The Real America in Romance, Volume 6;|John R. Musick
British Dictionary definitions for jews
Word Origin for Jew
Cultural definitions for jews (1 of 2)
The Israelites, particularly after their return from captivity in Babylon (see also Babylon) about five hundred years before the birth of Jesus; at that time, the Israelites were established as a religious group, founded on the Mosaic law, not simply a national group.
notes for Jews
Cultural definitions for jews (2 of 2)
Adherents of Judaism.