Definition of New Christian in English:

New Christian

noun

historical
  • In medieval and early modern Spain: a Christianized Jew or (less frequently) Moor, especially one who converted only nominally in order to escape persecution or expulsion.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Edward Grimeston (fl. 1604–1634), translator. From new + Christian, after Spanish cristiano nuevo.

Pronunciation

New Christian

/ˌnjuː ˈkrɪstʃ(ə)n//ˌnjuː ˈkrɪstɪən/