a person belonging to the ancient Hebrew tribe of Juda
there were originally 12 tribes in all living in what was then Israel; however, since that of Juda was the largest, non-Hebrews (called Gentiles, after a considerate group of people whom the Hebrews had much contact with in ancient times, and is also where the English word "gentle" is derived) came to know the entire group, as well as the religion they practised, as Jews/Judaism
* most "Jews" today do not descend from the tribe of Juda; but, as stated above, are simply known as such for being from Israel or being of said religion

Jew is also used as a derogatory term for those who fit into the Jewish sterotype (cheap, money-hungry, unfair, or unscrupulous in business) which came about due to the fact that, during the height of the Roman empire, only citizens of Rome were required to pay taxes and abide by mercantile laws; the Jews were not citizens and therefore Jewish merchants were not inhibited by the aforementioned laws and therefore seen by Romans as being cheap, money-hungry, unfair, or unscrupulous in business

a stereotyped description of a Jew is of having a large nose and frizzy hair and speaking in yiddesh

Jews stereotypically have first names ending in -mon and last names beginning with a precious metal and ending in -berg or -stein
For best example of Jew: see South Park (a cartoon satire set in South Park, Colorado)
Kyle Brovlowski is a Jew
Eric Cartman hates Kyle for being a Jew

You God-damn Jew, shut your filthy Jew mouth,
you can't throw those nunchakus away can you? your jewish blood won't let you, not when you payed $8.00 for them.

names: first: Solomon, Bechmon
last: Goldberg, Silverstein
by farged November 29, 2007
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1. Someone who practices Judaism.

2. Derogatory term for someone tight with their money or someone not very generous.
1. Kyle from southpark is a Jew

2. You jewish bastard, lend me a cig!!
by matt November 13, 2003
A group of people comprising 0.002% of the world's population yet drawing unproportional amount of media coverage (especially Israeli Jews).
The world is obsessed with Jews. Therefore, the world should get a life.
by sdhgdhdtjhdfjnmfdyjfry November 22, 2006
The only people in the world that are simultaneously hated by both the extreme Left and the extreme Right.

Synonym: scapegoat
"The Jews killed Jesus!"

"The Jews control Hollywood!"

"The Jews caused 9/11!"

"The Jews oppress the Palestinians!"

"The Jews ran over my poodle!"
by Harvey Mama March 03, 2005
A southern bastardization and contraction of the two words "did you".
Jack: "Hey Steve, jew fuck Stacy last night?"

Steve: "No, jew?"

Jack: "No."
by Carl Pickens March 20, 2007
Let's Clear up some of the Misconceptions in these postings.

A Jew is a person who's mother is Jewish. (Some streams of Judaism argue that Jewish patrimony can be acquired through the father as well).
Jews are not a race but an eclectic mix of different races, nationalities, and cultures; they are a truly multi-cultural and multi-ethnic people. However, within this mix, there are distinct ethnic groups such as the Ashkenazic and Sephardic Jews that make up the overwhelming majority of the Jewish People.
Most American Jews are of Ashkenazic origin -- usually originating from Eastern Europe or the former Soviet Union. Therefore, American Jews could largely be classified as an ethnic group, hence the characteristic stereotypes, although there are exceptions.
A Jew is not a person who practices Judaism, although most Jews do adhere to some form of Jewish practice or cultural tradition.
A Jew is not an Israeli and an Israeli is not a Jew. An Israeli is a citizen of the state of Israel. While most Israeli's are Jewish, there are also non-Jewish citizens of Israel.
A Jew is not automatically a citizen of the state of Israel. A Jew must apply for and be granted citizenship to the state just like everyone else, although most are awarded citizenship rather easily.
Larry King's parents were Ashkenazic Jews. Therefore, regardless of whether Larry King practices Judaism or not, Larry King is an Ashkenazic Jew.
Larry King is not an Israeli citizen.

by NAteshot March 05, 2006
1) someone who practises judaism

2) is also a culture/ethnicity, that is to say it has a certain sense of humour, certain type of food and music etc.

3) A person who Mel Gibson talks smack about after he has had too much to drink.
"Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world."
by Clubned August 02, 2006
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