[ muhz-lim, mooz-, moos- ]

  1. of or relating to the religion, law, or civilization of Islam.

noun,plural Mus·lims, Mus·lim.
  1. an adherent of Islam.

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Origin of Muslim

<Arabic, literally, a person who submits. See Islam

Other words from Muslim

  • an·ti-Muslim, adjective, noun, plural an·ti-Mus·lims, an·ti-Mus·lim.
  • half-Mus·lim, adjective, noun, plural half-Muslims, half-Muslim.
  • non-Mus·lim, adjective, noun, plural non-Mus·lims, non-Mus·lim.
  • pre-Mus·lim, adjective, noun, plural pre-Mus·lims, pre-Mus·lim.
  • pro-Mus·lim, adjective, noun, plural pro-Mus·lims, pro-Mus·lim.
  • pseu·do-Mus·lim, adjective, noun, plural pseudo-Mus·lims, pseudo-Mus·lim.

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British Dictionary definitions for Muslim



/ (ˈmʊzlɪm, ˈmʌz-) /

nounplural -lims or -lim
  1. a follower of the religion of Islam

  1. of or relating to Islam, its doctrines, culture, etc

Origin of Muslim

C17: from Arabic, literally: one who surrenders

Derived forms of Muslim

  • Muslimism or Moslemism, noun old-fashioned, derogatory

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