jew definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • Offensive To bargain shrewdly or unfairly with. Frequently used with down.
    • Offensive To haggle to be able to lower (a price). Usually used with down.
  • verb:
    • To deal, to try to get an unfair cost in a business offer; to defraud.
  • noun:
    • Originally, one from the tribe or kingdom of Judah; following the return through the Babylonish captivity, any person in this new state; a Hebrew; an Israelite.
    • An adherent of Judaism.
    • A Hebrew; an Israelite.
    • someone who seeks gain by sordid or crafty means; a hard-fisted money-lender, or tricky supplier: an opprobrious use: since, he could be a normal Jew.
    • [In the original versions your message in this passageway is Jewes, the old dissyllabic possessive for either sex. The phrase “worth a Jewes eye” is the old proverb here made use of punningly.].
    • one belonging to the worldwide group claiming lineage from Jacob (or converted to it) and linked by cultural or religious connections
  • others:
    • To overreach; cheat; beat unfairly at a bargain: as, to jew one off a buck.
    • To practise arts of overreaching or cheating in trade.

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