madrassa

play
noun ma·dras·sa \mə-ˈdra-sə, -ˈdrä-\
variants: or

madrasa

or less commonly

madrassah

or

madrasah

Definition of madrassa

  1. :  a Muslim school, college, or university that is often part of a mosque

Origin and Etymology of madrassa

Arabic madrasa


First Known Use: 1616

Learn More about madrassa


Seen and Heard

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

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to link together in a series or chain

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!