iftar

[ if-tahr ]
/ ˈɪf tɑr /

noun

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

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Origin of iftar

First recorded in 1830–35, iftar is from the Arabic word ʾifṭār “the breaking of the fast”
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iftar

Iftar

/ (ˈɪftɑː) /

noun

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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