Definition of Beelzebub
1 : devil
2 : a fallen angel in Milton's Paradise Lost ranking next to Satan
Examples of beelzebub in a sentence
Beelzebub himself could not change her mind.
Origin and Etymology 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
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