One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1An expert or specialist in Islamic history, culture, etc.; = "Islamist".
2An Islamic fundamentalist; = "Islamist".
1Relating to or based on traditions of Islamic scholarship; of or relating to the study of Islamic history, culture, etc.
2Of or relating to Islamic fundamentalism; = "Islamist".
1950s; earliest use found in Carleton Coon (b. 1904). From Islamic + -ist.
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