from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Offensive A Jewish woman or girl.

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  • n. A female Jew.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A female Jew; a Hebrew woman; a female adherent of Judaism.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Hebrew woman; an Israelitess.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a woman who is a Jew


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  • A young Jew and Jewess from the Ukraine came into this country a week ago Monday.

    Immigration and Colonization

  • Lucas Beaumanoir hath settled that the death of a Jewess will be a sin-offering sufficient to atone for all the amorous indulgences of the Knights Templars; and thou knowest he hath both the power and will to execute so reasonable and pious


  • “Come!” called the Jewess to the peeping children, as the blond man wheeled away the bicycle.

    The Virgin and the Gypsy

  • One, mentioned Acts xxiv. 24, and there called a Jewess, was the sister of king Agrippa, and had married before, Azizus, king of the

    De vita Caesarum

  • Just fancy neglecting business in order to run after a pretty, round-faced Jewess, that is if she _is_ a Jewess, which I doubt, as the blood must have got considerably mixed by now, and the first Queen of

    Queen Sheba's Ring

  • A Jewess is the most popular tragic actress on the contemporary stage, and another Jewess was probably the greatest tragic actress of the century.

    Historical and Political Essays

  • Jew like them may follow that path in those respects which reason and feeling alike dictate; but nevertheless it can hardly be maintained that there is anything revolting to a Jew to learn that a Jewess is the queen of heaven, or that the flower of the Jewish race are even now sitting on the right hand of the Lord God of Sabaoth.

    Lord George Bentinck A Political Biography

  • He added, that the Jewess was a charming creature, and as generous as her father: -- he told all she had done for this widow and her children, on account of some kindness her mother had received in early life from the Coates's family; and then there was a history of some other family of Manessas -- I never heard Baldwin eloquent but this day, in speaking of your Jewess: -- Harrington, I believe he is in love with her himself.

    Tales and Novels — Volume 09

  • But instead of being rewarded with a promotion upon returning to the North, he is given another mission: Infiltrate a Virginia spy ring by marrying its leader, a "Jewess" about his age.

    A Passover Plot and a Civil War Spy Tale

  • Last time I heard "Jewess" was on SNL , in the late great Gilda Radner era:

    "If you're going to de-sex the awards into subdivisions of Best Actor — if you're all actors, and the gender doesn't matter..."


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