Beelzebub


Beel·ze·bub

noun \bē-ˈel-zi-ˌbəb, ˈbēl-zi-, ˈbel-\

Definition of BEELZEBUB

1
:  devil
2
:  a fallen angel in Milton's Paradise Lost ranking next to Satan

Examples of BEELZEBUB

  1. <Beelzebub himself could not change her mind.>

Origin of BEELZEBUB

Beelzebub, prince of devils, from Latin, from Greek Beelzeboub, from Hebrew Baʽal zĕbhūbh, a Philistine god, literally, lord of flies
First Known Use: before 12th century

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: beeman
Previous Word in the Dictionary: bee louse
All Words Near: Beelzebub

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up Beelzebub? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).