Definitions for arabistˈær ə bɪst
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Ar•ab•istˈær ə bɪst(n.)
a specialist in or student of the Arabic language or Arab culture.
a supporter of Arab interests.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Origin of Arabist:
a scholar who specializes in Arab languages and culture
A scholar who studies Arab or Arabic culture, politics or life.
one well versed in the Arabic language or literature; also, formerly, one who followed the Arabic system of surgery
An Arabist is someone normally from outside the Arab World who specialises in the study of the Arabic language and culture.