Definition of Jewish in US English:

Jewish

adjective

  • Relating to, associated with, or denoting Jews or Judaism.

    ‘the Jewish people’
    • ‘The order did not purport to proscribe attacks on Jewish homes or on synagogues.’
    • ‘Then Jesus faces the physical abuse and mockery of the Jewish crowds and Sanhedrin.’
    • ‘His family was prominent in the Jewish diaspora and in the service of Rome in the east.’
    • ‘Mike was from a Jewish background and lost family members in the Nazi Holocaust.’
    • ‘This outraged many in the Jewish community who regarded the posters as a religious insult.’
    • ‘We were in a group of pre-war members of the Jewish community who had been forced to flee.’
    • ‘They had not had to grapple to any significant extent with Jewish dietary laws.’
    • ‘The destruction of Jewish holy places by Arab mobs has recurred time and again.’
    • ‘From the point of view of Jewish law, a wedding consists of two distinct procedures.’
    • ‘What matters is that the area is completely enclosed by boundaries that conform to Jewish law.’
    • ‘In any case, the issue was the degree of association between Gentile and Jewish members.’
    • ‘He was expelled from the Jewish community on account of his criticism of the Scriptures.’
    • ‘British Muslims share with the Jewish community their sense of pain and anguish.’
    • ‘Their poor recent immigrant status was at least as important as their being Jewish.’
    • ‘Why do the armed men sent by the Jewish high priests take Jesus into custody at night?’
    • ‘He concentrates on the treatment and experiences of Jewish immigrants in Britain.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, an appeal is being made to councillors by members of the Jewish community.’
    • ‘The problem comes when people equate the Israeli policy with the Jewish community.’
    • ‘No one can ever criticise the Jewish diaspora for asserting Israel's right to exist.’
    • ‘Many Jews have told me that being a Jew is not about believing in the Jewish religion.’

Pronunciation

Jewish

/ˈjo͞oiSH//ˈdʒuɪʃ/