[ joo-bee, yoo-bey ]
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  1. a screen with an upper platform, separating the choir of a church from the nave and often supporting a rood.

  2. a rood loft.

Origin of jube

1715–25; <Latin jubē, first word of prayer beginning Jubē, Domine, benedicere consent, O Lord, to bless; said at or near this screen

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How to use jube in a sentence

  • Fust fing jube knows he'll be hobblin er round on two legs ef he aint kilt rite ded.

    The Broken Sword | Dennison Worthington
  • If yu don't answer white man I'm agwine to sick ole jube on yu, und run yu outen dis plantashun.

    The Broken Sword | Dennison Worthington
  • "See if jube is not honest," he added, pressing the bronze box between his hands, and forcing some secret spring to recoil.

    The Gold Brick | Ann S. Stephens
  • Among these good men—good in spite of ignorance and wrong endured—was the black man jube.

    The Gold Brick | Ann S. Stephens
  • jube unclasped his great hands, and with a reverential touch attempted to close the eyes.

    The Gold Brick | Ann S. Stephens

British Dictionary definitions for jube (1 of 2)


/ (ˈdʒuːbɪ) /

  1. a gallery or loft over the rood screen in a church or cathedral

  2. another name for rood screen

Origin of jube

C18: from French jubé, from opening words of Medieval Latin prayer Jube, Domine, benedicere Bid, Lord, a blessing; probably from the deacon's standing by the rood screen or in the rood loft to pronounce this prayer

British Dictionary definitions for jube (2 of 2)


/ (dʒuːb) /

  1. Australian and NZ informal any jelly-like sweet

Origin of jube

C20: shortened from jujube

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