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[af-reet, uh-freet] /ˈæf rit, əˈfrit/
noun, Arabian Mythology
a powerful evil demon or monster.
Also, afrit.
Origin of afreet
1795-1805; < dialectal Arabic ʿafrīt < Pahlavi āfrītan creature Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for afreet


/ˈæfriːt; əˈfriːt/
(Arabian myth) a powerful evil demon or giant monster
Word Origin
C19: from Arabic `ifrīt
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