[ if-tahr ]
/ ˈɪf tɑr /
(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”
Words nearby iftar
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Example sentences from the Web for iftar
The latest round of soon to be failed peace talks kicked off with an "Iftar dinner" hosted by John Kerry in Washington.
British Dictionary definitions for iftar
/ (ˈɪftɑː) /
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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