Zionist (ZAI-uh-nist) listen


  • n. A supporter of Zionism, i.e. a person who believes that the Jewish people has the right to a Jewish state in the land of Israel.

Example Sentences

  • "Zionists believe Judaism is a nationality as well as a religion, and that Jews deserve their own state in their ancestral homeland, Israel..." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • English


  • Zionism + -ist

    • Who Uses This

      • Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
      • Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there
      • Non-Jews: (words that have spread outside of Jewish networks)


      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand


      • None


  • See also Zionism.

    Definitions of Zionism vary widely.

    The Jewish English Lexicon is not a political entity, and this entry is purely meant to be a description of how Zionism is defined, not how the Jewish English Lexicon or any of the people working on it think it should be defined.

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