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Jehu

[ jee-hyoo or, often, -hoo ]
/ ˈdʒi hyu or, often, -hu /
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noun

a king of Israel noted for his furious chariot attacks. 2 Kings 9.
(lowercase) a fast driver.
(lowercase) the driver of a cab or coach.

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Origin of Jehu

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

Old Testament the king of Israel (?842–?815 bc); the slayer of Jezebel (II Kings 9:11–30)
a fast driver, esp one who is reckless (from the phrase to drive like Jehu . II Kings 9:20)
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