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.

Alternative forms[edit]

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.

Etymology 3[edit]

Uncertain, see Jew's harp for more.

Adjective[edit]

jew ‎(not comparable)

  1. (used only in certain set phrases like jew harp)

Maltese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic أَوْ(ʾaw).

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

jew

  1. or
    • "Joe Mizzi ma jeskludix li tinbena l-infrastruttura għall-'monorail' jew ferrovija", in iNew Malta, 20 November 2015.
      Il-Ministru għat-Trasport u l-Infrastruttura Joe Mizzi ma eskludiex il-possibiltà li f'Malta tinbena l-infrastruttura għall-monorail jew ferrovija.
      Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Joe Mizzi didn't rule out the possibility that monorail or railway infrastructure be built in Malta.
  2. else