1. (sometimes initial capital letter) the meal that Muslims eat after sunset during Ramadan to break the day’s fast.

Origin of iftar

< 1830–35; Arabic ʾifṭār “the breaking of the fast”
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  1. the meal eaten by Muslims to break their fast after sunset every day during Ramadan

Word Origin for iftar

from Arabic iftar the breaking of the fast; compare Id-ul-Fitr
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