Part of speech: noun
Origin: Turkish, early 19th century
Examples of Kismet in a sentence
"It seemed to be kismet when John and Elizabeth ran into each other at a mostly empty matinee."
"Do you believe in kismet when it comes to finding a soulmate? "
Popularity Over Time
This word stems from the Turkish “qismet” from the Arabic “qisma,” meaning “division, portion, lot.” The root, “qasama” means “he divided.”
Did you Know?
In the late 1990s, MIT researcher Dr. Cynthia Breazeal debuted the robot head she created as an experiment in affective computing — essentially, a machine that can recognize and simulate emotions. Breazeal named the robot “Kismet.” It was one of the first robots that could exhibit emotional and social interactions with humans.