1653, in the meaning defined above
Arabic ṣūfī, perhaps from ṣūf wool
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“Sufi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sufi. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.
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