Part of speech: noun

A female Jew.

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Usage examples "jewess":

  1. That she was a Jewess was known to everybody, but few could say with certainty whether she was a German, a Spanish, a Polish or an Eastern Jewess. - "The Woman With The Fan", Robert Hichens.
  2. Women like these renew the olden fame of the Jewess, and add achievements to her brilliant record. - "Jewish Literature and Other Essays", Gustav Karpeles.
  3. Intellectually they are not in the running with the Russian Jewess and the peasant surroundings of their childhood have offered them few advantages. - "The Trade Union Woman", Alice Henry.