- Also Douay Bible, Jez·a·bel. the wife of Ahab, king of Israel. I Kings 16:31.
- (often lowercase) a wicked, shameless woman.
Related Wordsfloozy, strumpet, hussy, broad, jade, slut, trollop, vamp, hooker, harlot, whore, tart, scarlet
Examples from the Web for jezebel
Isha Aran at Jezebel worries that the show “glorif[ies] the way religion can constrain people.”Your Husband Is Definitely Gay: TLC’s Painful Portrait of Mormonism
January 1, 2015
This is again problematic because Jezebel is commendably sensitive when it comes to issues regarding race and women.
Jezebel has shown some sympathy to this and other male insecurities in the past.
Of course, this double standard is hardly only a problem for Jezebel.
Before Jezebel had launched to police false photos, image comparisons were springing up across the media.Artist Gives Celebs the ‘Natural’ Look
July 24, 2014
The intractability of the Lady Jezebel was beyond all bounds.
The Lady Jezebel had no intention of leaving the road she was on.
Ahab and Jezebel danced at his boots and made him look ridiculous.Howards End
E. M. Forster
The Lady Jezebel seemed to shoot past him and leave him standing.
"Then I'll say no more," quoth Jezebel, and snapped her thin lips.The Historical Nights Entertainment, Second Series
- Old Testament the wife of Ahab, king of Israel: she fostered the worship of Baal and tried to destroy the prophets of Israel (I Kings 18:4–13); she was killed by Jehu (II Kings 9:29–37)
- (sometimes not capital) a shameless or scheming woman
Word Origin and History for jezebel
"impudent woman," 1550s, after Jezebel, the wicked Tyrean princess who married Ahab, king of Israel (Kings xxi:5-23), from Hebrew Izebhel, "a name of uncertain origin and meaning" [Klein].