jew

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the stereotype of Jews as scheming merchants. Compare gyp ‎(swindle) (which is probably from gypsy ‎(Roma)), and welsh ‎(swindle by defaulting on a debt), from Welsh.

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Verb[edit]

jew ‎(third-person singular simple present jews, present participle jewing, simple past and past participle jewed)

  1. (offensive) To bargain, to attempt to gain an unfair price in a business deal; to defraud.

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Etymology 2[edit]

Phrase[edit]

jew

  1. Pronunciation spelling of d' you, representing colloquial English.
  2. Pronunciation spelling of 'd you, representing colloquial English.

Maltese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic أَوْ ‎(ʾaw).

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Conjunction[edit]

jew

  1. or
  2. else