houri

play
noun hou·ri \ˈhu̇r-ē, ˈhü-rē\

Definition of houri

  1. 1 :  one of the beautiful maidens that in Muslim belief live with the blessed in paradise

  2. 2 :  a voluptuously beautiful young woman

Origin and Etymology of houri

French, from Persian hūri, from Arabic ḥūrīya


First Known Use: 1737


Learn More about houri


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up houri? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).