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 (jē′hyo͞o) Ninth century bc.
King of Israel who, according to the Bible, slew Jezebel, the sons of Ahab, and the prophets of Baal. He is proverbially known for his swift chariot driving.
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1. (Bible) Old Testament the king of Israel (?842–?815 bc); the slayer of Jezebel (II Kings 9:11–30)
2. a fast driver, esp one who is reckless (from the phrase to drive like Jehu. II Kings 9:20)
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(ˈdʒi hyu or, often, -hu)

n., pl. -hus.
1. a king of Israel noted for his furious chariot attacks. II Kings 9.
2. (l.c.)
a. the driver of a cab or coach.
b. a fast driver.
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