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Jew-baiting

[joo-bey-ting] /ˈdʒuˌbeɪ tɪŋ/
noun
1.
active anti-Semitism.
Origin of Jew-baiting
1890-1895
1890-95
Related forms
Jew-baiter, noun
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  • I loathe Jew-baiting, and regard the Jew-baiter as a very unlovely person.

    Windfalls (AKA Alpha of the Plough) Alfred George Gardiner
  • The authorities sorely hindered Bernardinus in his business of Jew-baiting, and his bloodthirsty sermons mostly failed of effect.

  • Such crises as would follow everywhere in consequence of Jew-baiting would rather be prevented by the carrying out of my plan.

    The Jewish State Theodor Herzl
  • Even the Russian stage was made subservient to the purposes of Jew-baiting.

  • That he was also a man of resolution is shown by an incident of the time when Jew-baiting was having its sorry day in Denmark.

  • After that one can understand why Jew-baiting became a favourite sport in Russia throughout the next two decades.

  • There were restrictions on commerce, statute labor, barbarous penal laws, religious persecution and Jew-baiting.

    Blood and Iron John Hubert Greusel
  • There had been a sudden, unprecedented immigration of refugees from Russia, where Jew-baiting was then the orthodox pastime.

  • No doubt the story must have been a mere excuse for Jew-baiting.

British Dictionary definitions for Jew-baiting

Jew-baiting

noun
1.
active persecution or harassment of Jews
Derived Forms
Jew-baiter, noun
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