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Wahhabi

noun Wah·habi \wə-ˈhä-bē, wä-\

Definition of Wahhabi

  1. :  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

Wah·hab·ismplay also Wa·hab·ism \-ˈhä-ˌbi-zəm\ noun
Wah·hab·iteplay also Wa·hab·ite \-ˌbīt\ adjective or noun


Variants of wahhabi

also Wa·habi play \wə-ˈhä-bē, wä-\

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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