Ishmael

noun Ish·ma·el \ ˈish-(ˌ)mā-əl , -mē- \

Definition of Ishmael

1 :the outcast son of Abraham and Hagar according to the account in Genesis and a prophet of Islam according to the Koran
2 :a social outcast

Origin and Etymology of ishmael

Hebrew Yishmāʽēl


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