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  • Jer., Jerem. (abbreviations of the name of the book of the Bible)

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  1. (Abrahamic religions) An ancient prophet, the author of the Book of Jeremiah, and of the Lamentations.
  2. (biblical) A book of the Old Testament of Bible, and of the Tanakh.
  3. A male given name of biblical origin.


  • 1611, Bible (KJV), Chronicles-Chapter-35/#25 2 Chronicles 35:25::
    And Jeremiah lamented for Josiah: and all the singing men and the singing women spake of Josiah in their lamentations to this day, and made them an ordinance in Israel: and, behold, they are written in the lamentations.
  • 2000, David Pierce, Irish Writing in the Twentieth Century: A Reader. Cork University Press. ISBN 1859182585, page 8:
    The man whom you call Diarmaid when you speak Irish, a low, pernicious, un-Irish, detestable custom, begot by slavery, and propagated by cringing, and fostered by flunkeyism, forces you to call Jeremiah when you speak English, or as a concession, Darby.

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Jeremiah (plural Jeremiahs)

  1. A person who is pessimistic about the present and foresees a calamitous future; a prophet of doom.

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  1. (Britain) Expression of surprise, contempt, outrage, disgust, boredom, frustration, etc.