[ if-tahr ]
/ ˈɪf tɑr /


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

Nearby words

ifn, ifni, ifp, ifr, ifs, iftar, ifugao, ifv, ig, iga, igbo

Origin of iftar

< 1830–35; Arabic ʾifṭār “the breaking of the fast”
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/ (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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