Shiism

noun
Shi·​ism | \ˈshē-ˌi-zəm \

Definition of Shiism 

: Islam as taught by the Shia

First Known Use of Shiism

circa 1883, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Shiism

Statistics for Shiism

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for Shiism

The first known use of Shiism was circa 1883

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on Shiism

See words that rhyme with Shiism

Comments on Shiism

What made you want to look up Shiism? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to express warning or disapproval

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Autumn Words of the Day 2018

  • a-top-down-image-of-road-through-an-autumn-forest
  • Which is a synonym of fugacious?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!