[ soo-fee ]
/ ˈsu fi /

noun, plural Su·fis.

a member of an ascetic, mystical Muslim sect.


of or relating to Sufis or Sufism.

Origin of Sufi

< Arabic Ṣūfī, perhaps equivalent to ṣūf wool + suffix of appurtenance; so called from their garb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for sufi

/ (ˈsuːfɪ) /

noun plural -fis

an adherent of any of various Muslim mystical orders or teachings, which emphasize the direct personal experience of God

Derived forms of Sufi

Sufic, adjective

Word Origin for Sufi

C17: from Arabic sūfīy, literally: (man) of wool, from sūf wool; probably from the ascetic's woollen garments
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