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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 and Etymology 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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