De·​li·​lah di-ˈlī-lə How to pronounce Delilah (audio)
: the mistress and betrayer of Samson in the book of Judges

Word History


Hebrew Dĕlīlāh

First Known Use

1573, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Delilah was in 1573

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“Delilah.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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