[ moo-ham-i-dn, moh- ]
/ mʊˈhæm ɪ dn, moʊ- /
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of or relating to Muhammad or Islam; Islamic; Muslim.
an adherent of Islam; Muslim.
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Origin of Mohammedan
First recorded in 1675–85; Muhammad (def. 1) + -an
OTHER WORDS FROM Mohammedanhalf-Mo·ham·med·an, adjectivenon-Mo·ham·med·an, adjective, nounpseu·do-Mo·ham·med·an, adjective, noun
Words nearby Mohammedan
mohair, Moham., Mohammed, Mohammed Ahmed, Mohammed Ali, Mohammedan, Mohammedanism, Mohammedanize, Mohammed ibn-Kasim, Mohammed II, Mohammed of Ghor
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How to use Mohammedan in a sentence
He was determined to have it, if only because no greater insult can be inflicted on a Mohammedan than to bare his head.
During these hours of leisure, the most agreeable in a Mohammedan woman's life, the pipe is their constant resource.
The adroit Mohammedan knew better than to trust his sahib and himself too long on the highway.
Even the hardy Mohammedan was haggard and spent, and his oblique eyes glowed like the red embers of a dying fire.
Malcolm saw preparations being made to hang a Mohammedan who was suspected of having ill-treated Europeans.
British Dictionary definitions for Mohammedan
/ (məʊˈhæmɪdən) /
another word, formerly common in Western usage but never used among Muslims, for Muslim
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