Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A woman who is regarded as evil and scheming.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An impudent, violent, unscrupulous, vicious woman.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A bold, vicious woman; a termagant.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun wife of Ahab who was king of Israel; according to the Old Testament she was a cruel immoral queen who fostered the worship of Baal and tried to kill Elijah and other prophets of Israel (9th century BC)
  • noun a shameless impudent scheming woman

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[After Jezebel.]

Examples

  • Can't wait for Parker Posey and Lauren Ambrose in "jezebel."

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  • Of course the picture on the cover of the book just had to be that of a black woman. that's the only way we can truly recognize the severity of the "jezebel" issue

    Is this really a big problem?

  • Hi, hope I don't come across as blunt here but I would dump your "jezebel" like a hot potato if it were me, brother!

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  • He can be involved, apologize and still go to the grammy's but Janet is the "black whore", "jezebel", etc who is oversexed and must be stopped!

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  • He can be involved, apologize and still go to the grammy's but Janet is the "black whore", "jezebel", etc who is oversexed and must be stopped!

    A Birth Project

  • He can be involved, apologize and still go to the grammy's but Janet is the "black whore", "jezebel", etc who is oversexed and must be stopped!

    A Birth Project

  • He can be involved, apologize and still go to the grammy's but Janet is the "black whore", "jezebel", etc who is oversexed and must be stopped!

    A Birth Project

  • Dodai Stewart of jezebel.com, who has written about the lack of diversity among models, does not expect to see an Asian model on the cover of Vogue's all-powerful US edition any time soon.

    Chinese models stride the catwalk as the west eyes China's rich fashion market

  • Yet this February, jezebel.com – which has tallied the model count at shows for several years – reported the whitest New York fashion week since 2008.

    Chinese models stride the catwalk as the west eyes China's rich fashion market

  • I know that, as “flash fiction” has gotten more popular, there is a backlash, saying that the writing is annoyingly “clever;” recently a “6 Word Memoirs” compilation was published, and jezebel. com derided it.

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  • "Ms Knox is indeed very attractive (to look at, I mean - not to take home to meet your mum). But it is the suggestion that she in some way facilitated both the sexual assault on Meredith Kercher and the subsequent murder that has grabbed hold of the public’s interest. Apparently, the Italian police have accused Knox of restraining Meredith while the two men assaulted and then killed her. Knox, meanwhile 'either devious and amoral or deeply confused or all three' has changed her story several times, having sort of confessed and then sort of unconfessed. She is, say the police, an inveterate liar. And with Amanda Knox we have been given an extra ingredient that will always command acres of space in our newspapers: the sexually deviant Jezebel."

    - Rob Liddle, A prurience about women and murder, spectator.co.uk, 17 Nov 2007.

    February 16, 2009