Definition of Moabitess in English:

Moabitess

noun

  • A Moabite woman. Frequently with reference to Ruth ‘the Moabitess’ (Ruth 1–4).

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Biblia: the Bible. From Moabite + -ess, after post-classical Latin Moabitis (Vulgate).

Pronunciation

Moabitess

/ˌməʊəbʌɪˈtɛs/ /ˌməʊəbɪˈtɛs/ /ˈməʊəbʌɪtɪs/