noun Date: 14th century sometimes offensive a Jewish girl or woman

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  • Jewess — Jew ess, n., fem. of {Jew}. A female Jew; a Hebrew woman; a female adherent of Judaism. [1913 Webster +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jewess — (n.) late 14c. (late 13c. as a surname), from O.Fr. jüiesse, fem. of jüif (see JEW (Cf. Jew)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Jewess — though in use since the 14c, now has derogatory overtones (for racial reasons and because of gender sensitivity) and should be avoided, although Jewish people are said to use it among themselves …   Modern English usage

  • Jewess — ► NOUN ▪ a Jewish woman or girl …   English terms dictionary

  • Jewess — [jo͞o′is] n. Now Rare a Jewish woman or girl: see ESS …   English World dictionary

  • Jewess — UK [ˈdʒuːes] / US [ˈdʒuəs] noun [countable] Word forms Jewess : singular Jewess plural Jewesses offensive an old fashioned word for a Jewish woman. This word is now considered offensive …   English dictionary

  • Jewess — This very unusual and interesting surname has an ancient history. It is a patronymic or diminutive form of the Roman (Latin) personal name Julius , the name of several saints, to say nothing of one Julius Caesar. The name is not in any way Hebrew …   Surnames reference

  • Jewess — /jooh is/, n. Usually Offensive. a Jewish girl or woman. [1350 1400; ME jewesse. See JEW, ESS] Usage. See ess. * * * …   Universalium

  • Jewess — noun A female Jew. Syn: Jew See Also: Jew, Jewish, jewry, Judaica, Judaism, Judea, Hassidic Jew, Orthodox Jew …   Wiktionary

  • Jewess —    A woman of Hebrew birth, as Eunice, the mother of Timothy (Acts 16:1; 2 Tim. 1:5), and Drusilla (Acts 24:24), wife of Felix, and daughter of Herod Agrippa I …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

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