Hashemite

noun
Hash·​em·​ite | \ ˈha-shə-ˌmīt How to pronounce Hashemite (audio) \
variants: or Hashimite

Definition of Hashemite

: a member of an Arab family having common ancestry with Muhammad and founding dynasties in countries of the eastern Mediterranean

First Known Use of Hashemite

1697, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Hashemite

Hashim, great-grandfather of Muhammad

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“Hashemite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hashemite. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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