Definition of Samaritan
1 : a native or inhabitant of Samaria
2 [from the parable of the good Samaritan in Luke 10:30–37] : a person who is generous in helping those in distress
samaritanadjective often capitalized
Examples of samaritan in a sentence
A Samaritan called a tow truck for us.
Origin and Etymology of samaritan
Middle English, from Old English, from Late Latin samaritanus, noun & adjective, from Greek samaritēs inhabitant of Samaria, from Samaria
First Known Use: before 12th century
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