Definition of jeroboam noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌdʒerəˈbəʊəm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdʒerəˈboʊəm//
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a wine bottle which holds four or six times as much wine as an ordinary bottle compare nebuchadnezzar, methuselah Word Originearly 19th cent.: named after Jeroboam, a king of Israel in the Bible, “who made Israel to sin” (1 Kings 11:28, 14:16).
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