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Arabism \Ar"a*bism\, n. [Cf. F. Arabisme.] An Arabic idiom peculiarly of language.


n. An idiom characteristic of the Arabic language.

Usage examples of "arabism".

By the end of the 1930s, pan- Arabism had become a powerful ideological force in the Iraqi military, especially among younger officers who hailed from the northern provinces and who had suffered economically from the partition of the Ottoman Empire.