noun \shə-ˈrēf\

Definition of SHARIF

:  a descendant of the prophet Muhammad through his daughter Fatima; broadly :  one of noble ancestry or political preeminence in predominantly Islamic countries
sha·rif·ian \-ˈrē-fē-ən\ adjective

Variants of SHARIF

sha·rif also she·rif \shə-ˈrēf\

Origin of SHARIF

Arabic sharīf, literally, illustrious
First Known Use: 1599


biographical name \shä-ˈrēf\

Definition of SHARIF

Nawaz 1949– prime min. of Pakistan (1990–93; 1997–99; 2013–)


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