shai·​tan shā-ˈtän How to pronounce shaitan (audio)
: an evil spirit
specifically : an evil jinni

Examples of shaitan in a Sentence

her fate was sealed once she let the shaitan out of the bottle

Word History


Arabic shayṭān

First Known Use

1638, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of shaitan was in 1638

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Cite this Entry

“Shaitan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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