BuJew (BOO-joo) listen
BuJew (BOO-joo) listen


  • n. 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


  • 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)


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

      Alternative Spellings

      JewBu, BuJu, JBbu


  • 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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