Definitions for wahhabiwəˈhɑ bi, wɑ-; -baɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Wah•ha•biwəˈhɑ bi, wɑ-; -baɪt(n.)(pl.)-bis also -bites.

or Wa•ha•bi ; also Wah•ha•bite

  1. a member of a conservative Muslim group founded orig. by followers of ‘Abd al-Wahhab (1703–92).

    Category: Eastern Religions

Origin of Wahhabi:

1800–10; < Ar, =‘Abd al-Wahhab+ suffix of appurtenance

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Wahhabi, Wahabi(noun)

    a member of a strictly orthodox Sunni Muslim sect from Saudi Arabia; strives to purify Islamic beliefs and rejects any innovation occurring after the 3rd century of Islam

    "Osama bin Laden is said to be a Wahhabi Muslim"


  1. Wahhabi(Noun)

    an adherent of the puritanical reform movement that arose in 18th century Arabia

  2. Origin: وهابي, from وهب.


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