or Druse

[ drooz ]

  1. Islam. a member of an independent religious sect living chiefly in Syria, Lebanon, and Israel, established in the 11th century as a branch of Ismaʿili Shiʿism and containing elements of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, and believing in the transmigration of souls and the ultimate perfection of humankind.

Origin of Druze

1595–1605; <Arabic durūz, plural of durzī a Druze, derivative of the name of one of the sect founders, Muḥammad ibn Ismāʿīl al-Darazī

Other words from Druze

  • Dru·ze·an, Dru·zi·an, adjective

Words Nearby Druze

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Druze in a sentence

  • The Christians and Druze communities, while not culpable, know what al-Qaida did to minorities in Iraq and elsewhere.

    Be Careful What You Wish For In Syria | Theodore Kattouf | December 7, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • She was a Druze woman, and gifted with the wonderful beauty that Nature has showered on the women of Syria.

    Six Women | Victoria Cross
  • But if you are hidden in a bale of goods on a camel in the caravan, who will suspect, who will know that the Druze has taken you?

    Six Women | Victoria Cross
  • A moment after the boughs overhead parted, and the lithe Druze dropped down noiselessly beside her.

    Six Women | Victoria Cross
  • The dogmas generally cited as tenets of the Druze religion are those taught to the lowest and uninitiated class.

    Palestine | Claude Reignier Conder
  • It is worth much to have rescued a Khozma and an Abla from the degradation of Druze superstition!

    The Women of the Arabs | Henry Harris Jessup