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Saturday Word: Philistine

phil·is·tine (ˈfɪlɪˌstaɪn):
origin: Old Testament, 12th Century B.C.; (1689) coined from Philister, Germany, drawn from Book of Judges

noun
1. citizen of the Aegean people who settled ancient Philistia
(not capitalized)
2. a person who is guided by materialism and is usually disdainful of intellectual or artistic values
3. one uninformed in a special area of knowledge
4. an excellent way to insult a person whom you suspect truly is a philistine since they likely will have no idea what you just said and have thus proven your point!





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