Mu·​de·​jar mü-ˈt͟he-ˌhär How to pronounce Mudejar (audio) -ˌḵär How to pronounce Mudejar (audio)
plural Mudejares mü-ˈt͟he-hä-ˌrās How to pronounce Mudejar (audio)
: a Muslim living under a Christian king especially during the 8th to 11th centuries
Mudejar adjective

Word History


Spanish mudéjar, modification of Arabic mudajjan, literally, allowed to remain

First Known Use

1829, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Mudejar was in 1829

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“Mudejar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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