- of or relating to Muhammad or Islam; Islamic; Muslim.
- an adherent of Islam; Muslim.
Origin of Mohammedan
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Examples from the Web for mohammedan
The Yorubas are a warlike Mohammedan tribe living in and around Lagos.The History of the First West India Regiment
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“I first mistook you for a Mohammedan,” she said to him once; and he assured her that she was not mistaken.The Book of Khalid
I looked out, and saw a pious Mohammedan hastening to prayer.
It is the Mohammedan Sabbath and was the day on which Adam was created.
He had been born a Mohammedan, but secretly she brought him up as a Jew.The Scapegoat
- another word, formerly common in Western usage but never used among Muslims, for Muslim
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Word Origin and History for mohammedan
see Mohammed. Related: Mohammedanism.
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