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Judas

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noun Ju·das \ˈjü-dəs\

Simple Definition of Judas

  • : someone who betrays someone else

Full Definition of Judas

  1. 1 a :  the apostle who in the Gospel accounts betrayed Jesus b :  a son of James and one of the twelve apostles

  2. 2 :  traitor; especially :  one who betrays under the guise of friendship

  3. 3 not capitalized :  peephole —called also judas hole, judas window

Examples of judas

  1. He was called a Judas by the press.

  2. <she heatedly called her best friend a Judas after she found out her secrets had been spread all over town>



Origin of judas

Late Latin, from Greek Ioudas, from Hebrew Yĕhūdhāh


First Known Use: before 12th century


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