noun Wah·habi \wə-ˈhä-bē, wä-\

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

Variants of WAHHABI

Wah·habi also Wa·habi \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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