Todays Word: Jezebel

Word: “Jezebel”

PRONUNCIATION:

(JEZ-uh-bel)

MEANING:

noun: A shameless, wicked, or immoral woman.

ETYMOLOGY:

After Jezebel, the wife of King Ahab in the Old Testament, who was defenestrated and killed for not worshiping the right god. Earliest documented use: 1558.

USAGE:

“Olive’s not just clever but, in her unshowy way, more saintly than the people who call her a Jezebel.”
Sukhdev Sandhu; Top of the Class; The Daily Telegraph (London, UK); Oct 22, 2010.

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