Definition of Sufi noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈsuːfi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsuːfi//
Religious people
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a member of a Muslim group who try to become united with God through prayer and meditation and by living a very simple, strict life See related entries: Religious people Word Originmid 17th cent.: from Arabic ṣūfī, perhaps from ṣūf ‘wool’ (referring to the woollen garment worn).
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