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Jezebel

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noun Jez·e·bel \ˈje-zə-ˌbel\

Definition of Jezebel

  1. 1 :  the Phoenician wife of Ahab who according to the account in I and II Kings pressed the cult of Baal on the Israelite kingdom but was finally killed in accordance with Elijah's prophecy

  2. 2 often not capitalized :  an impudent, shameless, or morally unrestrained woman



Examples of jezebel

  1. <as far as the family matriarch was concerned, her son's fiancée was a gold digger and a Jezebel>



Origin of jezebel

Hebrew Izebhel


First Known Use: 14th century


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