Etymology
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Israeli (n.)

"citizen of the state of Israel," 1948, from Israel + Hebrew national designation suffix -i. Also used in English as the adjective (1948). It distinguishes the citizens of the modern state from the ancient people who had been known in English since 14c. as Israelites (see Israelite).

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Definitions of Israeli
1
Israeli (n.)
a native or inhabitant of Israel;
2
Israeli (adj.)
of or relating to or characteristic of Israel or its people;
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