Share this entry

White Friar Syllabification: White Fri·ar

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of White Friar in English:


A Carmelite monk.


Late Middle English: so named because of the white habits worn by the monks.

Definition of White Friar in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day haughty
Pronunciation: ˈhɔːti
arrogantly superior and disdainful