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[khoo t-buh]
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noun Islam.
  1. a sermon preached by an imam in a mosque at the time of the Friday noon prayer.
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Origin of Khutbah

First recorded in 1790–1800, Khutbah is from the Arabic word khuṭbah
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Historical Examples

  • Khutbah, kut′ba, n. a Mohammedan prayer and sermon delivered in the mosques on Fridays.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 2 of 4: E-M)


British Dictionary definitions for khutbah


  1. Islam a Muslim sermon that is delivered on a Friday
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Word Origin

C21: from Arabic khataba to preach
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