- Joo (humorous, informal form)
From Middle English Jew, Giu, Giw, Ju, from Old French juiu, Giu, gyu, from Latin iūdaeus (“Judean (i.e. Jew)”), from Ancient Greek Ἰουδαῖος (Ioudaîos), from Hebrew יְהוּדִי (Yehudi). Doublet of Yehudi.
Jew (plural Jews)
- An adherent of Judaism.
- A member or descendant of the Jewish people.
- Many Jews eat bagels.
- Synonyms: see Thesaurus:Jew
- Antonyms: gentile, goy
- Hypernyms: Hebrew, Israelite
- Hyponyms: Ashkenazi, Jewess, Mizrahi, Romaniote, Sephardi
- c. 1596–1598, William Shakespeare, “The Merchant of Venice”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act III, scene i]:
- Hath not a Jew eyes? Hath not a Jew hands, organs
dimensions, senses, affections, passions; fed with
the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject
to the same diseases, heal'd by the same means,
warm'd and cool'd by the same winter and summer
as a Christian is?
- 1996 March 1, The Australian Jewish News, page 33, column 1:
- A young Australian Jew engaged on the trip of a lifetime finally arrives in the homeland of his people.
- (derogatory) A miserly or greedy person; a cheapskate.
- 2010, Matthew S. Hiley, Hubris Falls, page 111:
- “Jesus, Williams, you're such a Jew,” Jimmy said in an annoyed, high-pitched tone. “Have you ever just paid a check, or do you always make an ass of yourself?”
- (naval, slang) A ship's tailor.
- There is an archaic plural Jewes.
- The Jewish community is often defined as having a common religion, culture, identity, and ethnicity, but individual Jews do not necessarily share all of these; therefore, a person might be a Jew by one standpoint but not by another. Additionally, there are some religious groups that identify themselves as part of Judaism, but that other Jewish groups might not; hence, use of the term Jew often depends on the speaker's opinions. See Who is a Jew?.
- The noun Jew is not colloquially taken to be a slur, and the overwhelming majority of English-speaking Jews use the noun Jew to identify themselves. That said, it has become offensive for historical reasons to use the word Jew attributively, in modifying another noun (as in "Jew lawyer"); the adjective Jewish is preferred for this purpose. Additionally, the derived verbs jew and jew down are considered offensive, as they reflect stereotypes considered offensive.
- (religionists) religionist; Asatruar, Baháʼí, Buddhist, Christian, deist, Druid, Eckist, heathen, Hindu, Jain, Jedi, Jew, Mormon, Mormonist, Muslim, Odinist, pagan, Pastafarian, Rastafarian, Raëlian, Rodnover, Shintoist, Sikh, Taoist, Unitarian Universalist, Yazidi, Wiccan, Zoroastrian (Category: en:Religion) 
- electric Jew
- jew, Jew (verb)
- Jew nose
- Jew's frankincense
- Jew's harp
- Jew's harpist
- Jew's house
- Jew's mallow
- Jew's myrtle
- Jew's pitch
- Jew World Order
- Jew York
- Wandering Jew
- Sranan Tongo: Dyu
Jew (plural Jews)
- A surname.
- Hanks, Patrick, editor (2003), “Jew”, in Dictionary of American Family Names, volume 2, New York City: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 250.
Jew (plural Jewes)
- Jew (member of the Jewish people)
- Jew (adherent of Judaism)
- Israelite (inhabitant of Biblical Israel)