Jew down

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Jew down (third-person singular simple present Jews down, present participle Jewing down, simple past and past participle Jewed down)

  1. (US, offensive) Alternative spelling of jew down.
    • 1877, John Habberton, Some folks, K. Grädener, page 104:
      " [] who should come along this mornin' but one of those same holy people, and Jewed me down on pay that the Lord knows is hard enough to live on."
    • 1906, Thomas Beyer, The American Battleship in Commission as Seen by an Enlisted Man: Also Many Man-o'-war Yarns, Army and Navy Register, page 202:
      Incidentally they ask a price much higher than it is worth; they expect to be Jewed down.
    • 2005, Michael Boloker, A Journey West, iUniverse, ISBN 0595357709, page 204:
      " [] I don't want to get Jewed down, you know. I'm sure you'll take care of me?"

Usage notes[edit]

  • This term is considered offensive; see the usage notes for jew down.