Ar·​ab·​ism ˈer-ə-ˌbi-zəm How to pronounce Arabism (audio)
: a characteristic feature of Arabic occurring in another language
: devotion to Arab interests, culture, aspirations, or ideals

Examples of Arabism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The cultural Arabism of Zaydan is historically and ideologically distinct from the Syrian Baathism that seems to inform the television show, but Calderwood says nothing about Arabism or Baathism or their relations. Robyn Creswell, The New York Review of Books, 7 Oct. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1614, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of Arabism was in 1614

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“Arabism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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