Jehu

[ jee-hyoo or, often, -hoo ]

noun
  1. a king of Israel noted for his furious chariot attacks. 2 Kings 9.

  2. (lowercase) a fast driver.

  1. (lowercase) the driver of a cab or coach.

Origin of Jehu

1
First recorded in 1680–90 for defs. 2, 3; from Hebrew Yēhūʾ “Yah (God) is he,” i.e., “Yahweh is God”

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British Dictionary definitions for Jehu

Jehu

/ (ˈdʒiːhjuː) /


noun
  1. Old Testament the king of Israel (?842–?815 bc); the slayer of Jezebel (II Kings 9:11–30)

  2. a fast driver, esp one who is reckless (from the phrase to drive like Jehu . II Kings 9:20)

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