afreet

noun

ˈa-ˌfrēt How to pronounce afreet (audio)
ə-ˈfrēt
variants or afrit
: a powerful evil jinni, demon, or monstrous giant in Arabic mythology

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from Arabic ʽifrīt

First Known Use

circa 1712, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of afreet was circa 1712

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“Afreet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/afreet. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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