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Webster's Dictionary [1]

(1): ( a.) Uncultured; commonplace.

(2): ( a.) Of or pertaining to the Philistines.

(3): ( n.) A native or an inhabitant of ancient Philistia, a coast region of southern Palestine.

(4): ( n.) A bailiff.

(5): ( n.) A person deficient in liberal culture and refinement; one without appreciation of the nobler aspirations and sentiments of humanity; one whose scope is limited to selfish and material interests.

Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature [2]

Bibliography Information McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Philistine'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia [3]

The name given by the students in Germany to a non-university man of the middle-class, or a man without (university) culture, or of narrow views of things.