(Ezekiel xxiii, 4, 11,
etc.). The personification of prostitution. Used by the prophet to
signify religious adultery or harlotry. (See
“The great difficulty in exposing the immoralities of this Aholibah
is that her [acts] are so revolting.”
—Papers on the Social Evil, 1885.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894