Mus·​sul·​man ˈmə-səl-mən How to pronounce Mussulman (audio)
variants or less commonly Mussalman
plural Mussulmen ˈmə-səl-mən How to pronounce Mussulman (audio) or Mussulmans
: muslim

Word History


Turkish müslüman & Persian musulmān, modification of Arabic muslim

First Known Use

1570, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Mussulman was in 1570

Dictionary Entries Near Mussulman

Cite this Entry

“Mussulman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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