: a niece of Herod Antipas given the head of John the Baptist as a reward for her dancing

Word History


Late Latin, from Greek Salōmē

First Known Use

1623, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Salome was in 1623

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“Salome.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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