1 ( Gentile) not Jewish : Christianity spread from Jewish into Gentile cultures.
• (of a person) not belonging to one’s own religious community.
• (in the Mormon church) non-Mormon.
2 chiefly Anthropology of, relating to, or indicating a nation or clan, esp. a gens.
noun ( Gentile)
a person who is not Jewish.
ORIGIN late Middle English : from Latin gentilis ‘of a family or nation, of the same clan’ (used in the Vulgate to refer to non-Jews), from gens, gent- ‘family, race,’ from the root of gignere ‘beget.’