Definition of jeroboam in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌdʒɛrəˈbəʊəm/


A wine bottle with a capacity four times larger than that of an ordinary bottle.
Example sentences
  • A jeroboam, at four bottles, might be more practical.
  • On top of the auction a raffle for a jeroboam equivalent to four ordinary bottles of Veuve Cliquout champagne raised a further £450.
  • ‘And sometimes special packaging is done,’ she added, ‘festive packaging, like the Duvel jeroboam.’


Early 19th century: named after Jeroboam, a king of Israel, ‘who made Israel to sin’ (1 Kings 11:28, 14:16).

Words that rhyme with jeroboam

Noam, Siloam

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