any member of a strict Muslim sect which adheres closely to the Koran: it was founded by Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab (1703-92) and flourishes in Saudi Arabia
Origin of WahhabiArabic wahh?b?
nounpl. Wah·ha·bis, or Wa·ha·bis
A member of a Muslim sect founded by Abdul Wahhab (1703-1792), known for its strict observance of the Koran and flourishing mainly in Arabia.