Arabist

noun
Ar·​ab·​ist | \ ˈer-ə-bist How to pronounce Arabist (audio) , ˈa-rə- \

Definition of Arabist

1 : a specialist in the Arabic language or in Arabic culture
2 : a person who favors Arab interests and positions in international affairs

First Known Use of Arabist

1753, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Arabist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Arabist. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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