Definition of Jonah
1 : an Israelite prophet who according to the account in the book of Jonah resisted a divine call to preach repentance to the people of Nineveh, was swallowed and vomited by a great fish, and eventually carried out his mission
2 : a narrative book of canonical Jewish and Christian Scripture — see bible table
3 : one believed to bring bad luck
Origin of jonah
First Known Use: 14th century
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