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Date: 1800-1900
Origin: Philistine; because the Philistines were thought by the Israelites in the Bible to be uncivilized people

philistine

noun
     
phil‧is‧tine [countable]
someone who does not like or understand art, literature, music etc:
When it comes to art, the man's a philistine.
philistine adjective
philistinism noun [uncountable]

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