ha·​mal hə-ˈmäl How to pronounce hamal (audio)
variants or less commonly hammal
: a porter in countries of southwest Asia (such as Turkey)

Word History


Arabic ḥammāl porter

First Known Use

circa 1760, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hamal was circa 1760

Dictionary Entries Near hamal

Cite this Entry

“Hamal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hamal. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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