Ha·​man ˈhā-mən How to pronounce Haman (audio)
: a Persian minister in the book of Esther who is hanged after plotting a foiled massacre of the Jews

Word History


Hebrew Hāmān

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Haman was in the 14th century

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“Haman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Haman. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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