[moo-ham-i-dn, moh-]


of or relating to Muhammad or Islam; Islamic; Muslim.


an adherent of Islam; Muslim.

Origin of Mohammedan

First recorded in 1675–85; Mohammed + -an
Related formshalf-Mo·ham·med·an, adjectivenon-Mo·ham·med·an, adjective, nounpseu·do-Mo·ham·med·an, adjective, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for mohammedan


noun, adjective

another word, formerly common in Western usage but never used among Muslims, for Muslim
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Word Origin and History for mohammedan


see Mohammed. Related: Mohammedanism.

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