ha·​ram hä-ˈräm How to pronounce haram (audio)
: forbidden by Islamic law
haram foods

Examples of haram in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Of course, Christmas is still officially haram in Saudi Arabia. New York Times, 24 Dec. 2021

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Word History


Arabic ḥarām

First Known Use

1844, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of haram was in 1844

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“Haram.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/haram. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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