Mahometan

[muh-hom-i-tn]

Origin of Mahometan

First recorded in 1520–30; Mahomet + -an
Related formsMa·hom·et·an·ism, noun
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Mahometan

noun, adjective
  1. a name formerly in Western usage but never used among Muslims for the Muslim religion
Derived FormsMahometanism, noun
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