[huh-bak-uh k, hab-uh-kuhk, -koo k]


a Minor Prophet of the 7th century b.c.
a book of the Bible bearing his name. Abbreviation: Hab.

Also Douay Bible, Ha·bac·uc.
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Examples from the Web for habakkuk

Historical Examples of habakkuk

  • He wouldn't have preferred Habakkuk, but he would have done Habakkuk justice from the beginning.

  • Yes, sir, I entirely agree with Habakkuk on that subject to-day as in the past.

  • Habakkuk says (ch 2, 3), "It will surely come, it will not delay."

  • He bounded to his feet, as if the angel of Habakkuk had taken him by the hair.

    The Conspirators

    Alexandre Dumas (Pere)

  • This mode of fishing is mentioned in Habakkuk i. 15: "They take up all of them with the angle."

    Bible Animals;

    J. G. Wood

British Dictionary definitions for habakkuk


noun Old Testament

a Hebrew prophet
the book containing his oracles and canticle
Douay spelling: Habacuc
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