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Mohammedan

[moo-ham-i-dn, moh-] /mʊˈhæm ɪ dn, moʊ-/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Muhammad or Islam; Islamic; Muslim.
noun
2.
an adherent of Islam; Muslim.
Origin of Mohammedan
1675-1685
1675-85; Mohammed + -an
Related forms
half-Mohammedan, adjective
non-Mohammedan, adjective, noun
pseudo-Mohammedan, adjective, noun
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Examples from the Web for Mohammedan
Historical Examples
  • It is no wonder that Mohammedan missionaries find it easy to convert the blacks of Africa.

    From Pole to Pole Sven Anders Hedin
  • “I first mistook you for a Mohammedan,” she said to him once; and he assured her that she was not mistaken.

    The Book of Khalid Ameen Rihani
  • Damascus contains a Mohammedan mosque, called "the Synagogue of Damascus," a building of unequalled magnificence.

  • It is the Mohammedan Sabbath and was the day on which Adam was created.

  • Seizing pen and ink in feverish haste to get it over, Tynan wrote as the Mohammedan directed him.

    The Disputed V.C. Frederick P. Gibbon
  • These Mohammedan people look upon the pig as an unclean beast.

    In the Mahdi's Grasp George Manville Fenn
  • From my window where I am writing I can see how insolent the attitude of this Mohammedan riffraff is becoming.

    The Dark Star Robert W. Chambers
  • Despotism is in the mores of negro tribes, and of all Mohammedan peoples.

    Folkways William Graham Sumner
  • These were collected into a volume shortly after his death, and make up the Koran, the Bible of the Mohammedan.

  • Mohammedan women, if surprised when bathing, cover first the face.

    Folkways William Graham Sumner
British Dictionary definitions for Mohammedan

Mohammedan

/məʊˈhæmɪdən/
noun, adjective
1.
another word, formerly common in Western usage but never used among Muslims, for Muslim
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Word Origin and History for Mohammedan

see Mohammed. Related: Mohammedanism.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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