Jewess

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Jew +‎ -ess

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Jewess (plural Jewesses)

  1. (dated) A female Jew.
    • 1920, Winston Churchill, Zionism Versus Bolshevism:
      And the prominent, if not indeed the principal, part in the system of terrorism applied by the Extraordinary Commissions for Combating Counter-Revolution has been taken by Jews, and in some notable cases by Jewesses.
    • Ivanhoe (1952 film)
      To whom did Ivanhoe tip his lance in gallantry today?
      To a Jewess named Rebecca, daughter of Isaac, the banker of his tribe.
      What could he want of the Jews except money for the ransom?

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  • Jew (male or non-specific)

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