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bedouin

noun,, often capitalized bed·ou·in \ˈbe-də-wən, -dü-ən, ˈbed-wən\

Definition of bedouin

plural bedouin or bedouins also beduin or beduins

  1. :  a nomadic Arab of the Arabian, Syrian, or northern African deserts



Variants of bedouin

also beduin play \ˈbe-də-wən, -dü-ən, ˈbed-wən\

Origin of bedouin

Middle English Bedoyne, from Middle French bedoïn, from Arabic badawī desert dweller, from badw desert, desert dwellers


First Known Use: 14th century

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