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Phi*lis"tine, n. Etym: [l. Philistinus, heb. Phlishthi, pl. Phlishthim.]
2. A bailiff. [cant, eng.] [obs.] Swift.
3. 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. [recent] m. Arnold.
1. Of or pertaining to the Philistines.
2. Uncultured; commonplace.
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