giaour


giaour

noun \ˈja(-ə)r\

Definition of GIAOUR

:  one outside the Islamic faith :  infidel 2a

Origin of GIAOUR

French, from Italian dialect (Venetian) giaur, from Turkish gâvur, from Persian gawr, gabr
First Known Use: 1564

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