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[muhz-lim, moo z-, moo s-] /ˈmʌz lɪm, ˈmʊz-, ˈmʊs-/
of or relating to the religion, law, or civilization of Islam.
noun, plural Muslims, Muslim.
an adherent of Islam.
Also, Moslem, Muslem (for defs 1, 2).
Origin of Muslim
< Arabic, literally, a person who submits. See Islam
Related forms
half-Muslim, adjective
non-Muslim, adjective, noun, plural non-Muslims, non-Muslim.
pre-Muslim, adjective, noun
pro-Muslim, adjective, noun
pseudo-Muslim, adjective, noun Unabridged
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  • The exploit of accompanying the Muslim hajj to the holy cities was not unique, nor so dangerous as has been imagined.

  • For it is to Muslim wives that the housetops in Barbary are allotted.

    The Sea-Hawk Raphael Sabatini
  • Children, being regarded by Muslim parents as enviable blessings, are to them objects of the most anxious solicitude.

  • To thee I need no excuse if thou'lt but remember that like thyself I was not born a Muslim.

    The Sea-Hawk Raphael Sabatini
  • He said that wisdom was the birthright of every Muslim who should seize it wherever he found it.

    Notes on Islam Ahmed Hussain
British Dictionary definitions for Muslim


/ˈmʊzlɪm; ˈmʌz-/
noun (pl) -lims, -lim
a follower of the religion of Islam
of or relating to Islam, its doctrines, culture, etc
Derived Forms
(old-fashioned, derogatory) Muslimism, Moslemism, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Arabic, literally: one who surrenders
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Word Origin and History for Muslim

1610s (n.), 1777 (adj.), from Arabic muslim "one who submits" (to the faith), from root of aslama "he resigned." Related to Islam.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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