Oxford dictionary updates definition of ‘yid’ to include Spurs fans

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The definition of the word “Yid” in the Oxford English Dictionary has been updated to include “a supporter of or player for Tottenham Hotspur Football Club”.

Usage of the term to describe Jewish people can be considered offensive, but some Spurs fans have historically adopted the word in terrace chants.

The club has a sizeable Jewish fan base, who have been targeted with anti-Semitic behaviour.

But Tottenham have labelled the dictionary’s new definition as “misleading”.

Organisations working to combat...


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Oxford dictionary updates definition of ‘yid’ to include Spurs fans


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