Jude

noun
\ ˈjüd How to pronounce Jude (audio) \

Definition of Jude

1 : the author of the New Testament Epistle of Jude
2 : a short hortatory epistle addressed to early Christians and included as a book in the New Testament — see Bible Table

First Known Use of Jude

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Jude

Late Latin Judas

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“Jude.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Jude. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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