Arabism

noun
Ar·​ab·​ism | \ ˈer-ə-ˌbi-zəm How to pronounce Arabism (audio) , ˈa-rə-\

Definition of Arabism

1 : a characteristic feature of Arabic occurring in another language
2 : devotion to Arab interests, culture, aspirations, or ideals

First Known Use of Arabism

1614, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Arabism

Dictionary Entries near Arabism

arabinoside

Arabis

Arabise

Arabism

Arabist

Arabize

arable

Statistics for Arabism

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for Arabism

The first known use of Arabism was in 1614

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on Arabism

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with Arabism

Comments on Arabism

What made you want to look up Arabism? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

providing supplementary assistance

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!