- Bible a king of Israel in the 9th cent. , described as a furious charioteer: 2 Kings 9
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- a driver of a cab or coach
- a fast, reckless driver
Origin of JehuClassical Hebrew (language)
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.
From Jehu, son of Nimshi. 2 Kings 9:20