white friar

noun, often capitalized W&F

Definition of white friar

First Known Use of white friar

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for white friar

from his white habit

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“White friar.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20friar. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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