from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Jezebel fl. ninth century B.C. Phoenician princess and queen of Israel as the wife of Ahab. According to the Bible, she encouraged idolatry and was ultimately killed by Jehu.
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- proper n. The Phoenician princess and Queen of Ancient Israel who appears in the Old Testament (1 Kings). She incited heresy and lured the Jews away from their God and back to idols. Jezebel was finally deposed by Jehu, who confronted her and had her thrown from the palace window to the streets, where her body was eaten by wild dogs.
- n. An evil, scheming or shameless woman; an immoral woman.
From Hebrew אִיזֶבֶל (Wiktionary)