Hashemite

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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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Cite this Entry

“Hashemite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hashemite. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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