Hash·​em·​ite ˈha-shə-ˌmīt How to pronounce Hashemite (audio)
variants or Hashimite
: a member of an Arab family having common ancestry with Muhammad and founding dynasties in countries of the eastern Mediterranean

Examples of Hashemite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By His Majesty King Abdullah’s orders, the Royal Hashemite Court has announced three days of mourning, as of Sunday, 18 February 2024. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 10 Apr. 2024 The director of programs and planning for the Jordanian Hashemite Charity Organization (JHCO), Marwan al-Hennawy, slits open a box of food to show what should be reaching people in Gaza; this one contains rice, chicken stock, tuna and dates. Tamara Qiblawi, CNN, 1 Mar. 2024 The Royal Hashemite Court is mourning the death of Princess Rajwa of Jordan's father, Khaled bin Musaed bin Saif bin Abdulaziz Al Saif, just eight months after her royal wedding to Crown Prince Hussein. Stephanie Petit, Peoplemag, 19 Feb. 2024 The most important one was the rivalry between the two Hashemite kingdoms — the ones created in the early 1920s in Iraq and Transjordan or Jordan — and the Egyptian-Saudi axis. Emily Bazelon, New York Times, 1 Feb. 2024 From resistance to Ottoman taxes to defiance of British rule, from opposition to Hashemite suzerainty to disputing neoliberal reforms, Jordanians have regularly made their views known. Jillian Schwedler, Foreign Affairs, 20 Dec. 2022 Jordan’s Hashemite monarchy, one of the first Arab governments to recognize Israel, plays a role as a bridge between Israel and the rest of the Middle East. Summer Said, WSJ, 6 Nov. 2023 Abdullah, 61, has called for de-escalation of Gaza and the surrounding region, the Royal Hashemite Court said in an Oct. 8 statement recapping a call with Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed S. Al Sudani. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 18 Oct. 2023 As the King’s eldest son, Hussein is heir to the throne of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, making Princess Rajwa the future queen. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 26 Sep. 2023

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Word History


Hashim, great-grandfather of Muhammad

First Known Use

1697, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Hashemite was in 1697

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“Hashemite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hashemite. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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