variants or Druse
plural Druze or Druzes or Druse or Druses
often attributive
: a member of a religious sect originating among Muslims and centered in Lebanon and Syria

Word History


Arabic Durūz, plural, from Muḥammad ibn-Ismaʽīl al-Darazī †1019 Muslim religious leader

First Known Use

1855, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Druze was in 1855

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Cite this Entry

“Druze.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Druze. Accessed 21 Mar. 2023.

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