Definition of Philistean in US English:

Philistean

adjective

rare
  • Philistine.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Henry Cockeram (fl. 1623–1658), lexicographer. From post-classical Latin Philistaeus + -an; compare -ean.

Pronunciation

Philistean

/fɪˈlɪstɪən/