| Share
 

Jobation

A scolding; so called from the patriarch Job.

“Jobation ... means a long, dreary homily, and has reference to the tedious rebukes inflicted on the patriarch Job by his too obliging friends.” —G.A. Sala: (Echoes), Sept. 6, 1884.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

More on Jobation from Infoplease:

  • Jobation - Jobation A scolding; so called from the patriarch Job. “Jobation ... means a long, dreary ...
  • Ear - Ear (Anglo-Saxon, eáre.) A deaf ear. One that refuses to listen; as if it heard not. Bow ...
  • Blow - Blow (To). As the wind blows; or to blow with the breath. (Anglo-Saxon, blawan, to blow or ...
  • Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: J - Definitions, origins, and illustrative excerpts for words, phases, and literary allusions starting with "J"

Related Content


24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring