Jez·​e·​bel | \ ˈje-zə-ˌbel How to pronounce Jezebel (audio) \

Definition of Jezebel

1 : the Phoenician wife of Ahab who according to the account in I and II Kings pressed the cult of Baal on the Israelite kingdom but was finally killed in accordance with Elijah's prophecy
2 often not capitalized : an impudent, shameless, or morally unrestrained woman

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Examples of Jezebel in a Sentence

as far as the family matriarch was concerned, her son's fiancée was a gold digger and a Jezebel

First Known Use of Jezebel

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Jezebel

Hebrew Izebhel

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The first known use of Jezebel was in the 14th century

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“Jezebel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Apr. 2020.

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