Habakkuk

noun
Ha·​bak·​kuk | \ ˈha-bə-ˌkək How to pronounce Habakkuk (audio) , hə-ˈba-kək How to pronounce Habakkuk (audio) \

Definition of Habakkuk

1 : a Hebrew prophet of seventh century b.c. Judah who prophesied an imminent Chaldean invasion
2 : a prophetic book of canonical Jewish and Christian Scripture — see Bible Table

First Known Use of Habakkuk

1621, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Habakkuk

Hebrew Ḥăbhaqqūq

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About Habakkuk

Time Traveler for Habakkuk

Time Traveler

The first known use of Habakkuk was in 1621

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near Habakkuk

haba

Habab

Habacuc

Habakkuk

habanera

habanero

habble

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for Habakkuk

Cite this Entry

“Habakkuk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Habakkuk. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!