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

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“Arabism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Arabism. Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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