Bujew

Alternative Spellings

Jewbu, Buju, Jubu

Definitions

  • a Jew who practices Buddhism; a Jew interested in Eastern spirituality

Example Sentences

  • Jacob Cohen has gone off to Tibet to do an intensive meditation workshop -- he's a real Bujew.

Languages of Origin

English

Etymology

Buddhist + Jew

Who Uses This

Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
Younger: Jews in their 30s or younger
Non-Jews: (words that have spread outside of Jewish networks)

Dictionaries

The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001)

Notes

Somewhat disparaging. "Sometimes it is used as an insult to describe a Jew who merely has an interest in spiritual matters such as meditation, yoga, or feng shui" (Eisenberg and Scolnic, "JPS Dictionary," p. 22).

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