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intifada

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noun in·ti·fa·da \ˌin-tə-ˈfä-də\

Definition of intifada

  1. :  uprising, rebellion; specifically :  an armed uprising of Palestinians against Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip



Origin and Etymology of intifada

Arabic intifāḍa, literally, the act of shaking off


First Known Use: 1985


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