These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'tahini.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
1950, in the meaning defined above
Arabic dialect ṭaḥīna, from ṭaḥana to grind
Keep scrolling for more
Time Traveler for tahini
See more words from the same year
17 Oct 2020
Cite this Entry
“Tahini.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tahini. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.
More from Merriam-Webster on tahini
Britannica English: Translation of tahini for Arabic Speakers
Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about tahini
Comments on tahini
What made you want to look up tahini? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).
See Definitions and Examples »
Get Word of the Day daily email!
Namesakes Word Quiz
Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?
Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.
Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!
Where your vote comes from
Dictionary secrets, revealed!
Words from the week of 10/23/2020
Grab your popcorn and candy
We're intent on clearing it up
We're gonna stop you right there
How to use a word that (literally) drives some pe...
The awkward case of 'his or her'
When names become words and then we ask you about...
Not your children's farm quiz.
Listen to the words and spell through all three l...