philistine - Dictionary definition and meaning for word philistine
break it into PHIL(feel)+TINE(tiny)...those who feel over tiny things are NARROW MINDED.
heard of palestine gang? they are narrow minded and uncultured..
easy mnemonic - phil is teen = phil's parents would be narrow minded and wouldn't allow her to wear short clothes as she is a teen
palestine = muslims. Muslims are stereotyped as narrow-minded, devoid of respect for other's culture etc.
Those who are not pristine,dey are philistine
phil - love or attraction to, stein - common jewish last name. Jews are considered to be guided by materialism and not intellectual or artistic values.