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

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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