[ sem-i-tiz-uhm or, especially British, see-mi- ]

  1. Semitic characteristics, especially the ways, ideas, influence, etc., of the Jewish people.

  2. a word or idiom peculiar to, derived from, or characteristic of a Semitic language, especially of Hebrew.

Origin of Semitism

First recorded in 1850–55; Semite + -ism

Words Nearby Semitism Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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