hamal

noun
ha·​mal | \ hə-ˈmäl How to pronounce hamal (audio) \
variants: or less commonly hammal

Definition of hamal

: a porter in countries of southwest Asia (such as Turkey)

First Known Use of hamal

circa 1760, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hamal

Arabic ḥammāl porter

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The first known use of hamal was circa 1760

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“Hamal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hamal. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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