Definition of Jonah in English:


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Pronunciation /ˈjōnə/ /ˈdʒoʊnə/

proper noun

  • 1(in the Bible) a Hebrew minor prophet. He was called by God to preach in Nineveh, but disobeyed and attempted to escape by sea; in a storm he was thrown overboard as a bringer of bad luck and swallowed by a great fish, only to be saved and finally succeed in his mission.

    1. 1.1A book of the Bible telling of Jonah.


  • A person who seems to bring bad luck.

    ‘you do start to wonder if you are a bit of a Jonah, a bit jinxed’



/ˈjōnə/ /ˈdʒoʊnə/