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
Variants of sharif
Origin of sharif
Arabic sharīf, literally, illustrious
First Known Use: 1599
Definition of Sharif
Nawaz 1949– prime min. of Pakistan (1990–93; 1997–99; 2013– )
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