haram

adjective
ha·​ram | \ hä-ˈräm How to pronounce haram (audio) \

Definition of haram

: 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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First Known Use of haram

1844, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for haram

Arabic ḥarām

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“Haram.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/haram. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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