sharif

noun
sha·​rif | \ shə-ˈrēf How to pronounce sharif (audio) \
variants: or less commonly

Definition of sharif

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a descendant of the prophet Muhammad through his daughter Fatima broadly : one of noble ancestry or political preeminence in predominantly Islamic countries

Sharif

biographical name
Sha·​rif | \ shä-ˈrēf How to pronounce Sharif (audio) \

Definition of Sharif (Entry 2 of 2)

Nawaz 1949–     prime minister of Pakistan (1990–93; 1997–99; 2013–2017)

Other Words from sharif

Noun

sharifian \ shə-​ˈrē-​fē-​ən How to pronounce sharifian (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of sharif

Noun

1599, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sharif

Noun

Arabic sharīf, literally, illustrious

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