Sufi

noun
Su·​fi | \ ˈsü-(ˌ)fē How to pronounce Sufi (audio) \

Definition of Sufi

: a Muslim mystic

Other Words from Sufi

Sufi adjective
Sufic \ ˈsü-​fik How to pronounce Sufic (audio) \ adjective
Sufism \ ˈsü-​ˌfi-​zəm How to pronounce Sufism (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of Sufi

1653, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Sufi

Arabic ṣūfī, perhaps from ṣūf wool

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“Sufi.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sufi. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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Sufi

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English Language Learners Definition of Sufi

: a member of a Muslim group of people who try to experience God directly especially by praying and meditating

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