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  • proper noun An ancient prophet, the author of the Book of Jeremiah, and of the Lamentations.
  • proper noun biblical A book of the Old Testament of Bible, and of the Tanakh.
  • proper noun A male given name of biblical origin.
  • noun A person who is pessimistic about the present and foresees a calamitous future; a prophet of doom.
  • interjection UK Expression of surprise, contempt, outrage, disgust, boredom, frustration, etc.

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  • noun (Old Testament) an Israelite prophet who is remembered for his angry lamentations (jeremiads) about the wickedness of his people (circa 626-587 BC)
  • noun a book in the Old Testament containing the oracles of the prophet Jeremiah

Etymologies

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From Hebrew ירמיה (yeermia, "Yahweh exalt").

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