Definition of Wahhabi
: a member of a puritanical Muslim sect founded in Arabia in the 18th century by Muhammad ibn-Abdul Wahhab and revived by ibn-Saud in the 20th century
Variants of wahhabi
Origin of wahhabi
Arabic wahhābī, from Muḥammad b. ʽAbd al-Wahhāb (Abdul-Wahhab) †1787 Arab religious reformer
First Known Use: 1807
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