Definition of Mamluk
1 : a member of a politically powerful Egyptian military class occupying the sultanate from 1250 to 1517
2 often not capitalized : a white or east Asian slave in Muslim countries
Variants of mamluk
Origin of mamluk
Arabic mamlūk, literally, slave
First Known Use: circa 1506
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