Last modified on 13 November 2014, at 02:36

uncircumcised

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EtymologyEdit

From un- +‎ circumcised.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ʌnˈsəːkəmsʌɪzd/

AdjectiveEdit

uncircumcised (not comparable)

  1. Not circumcised.
    • 1994, Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom, Abacus 2010, p. 30:
      In my tradition, an uncircumcised male cannot be heir to his father's wealth, cannot marry or officiate in tribal rituals.
  2. Spiritually impure; irreligious.
    • 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, Acts VII:
      Ye stiffenecked and of uncircumcised hertes and eares: ye have allwayes resisted agaynste the holy goost: as youre fathers did, so do ye.
  3. (by extension) Not Jewish or Muslim; gentile

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