noun Mam·luk \ˈmam-ˌlük\

Definition of MAMLUK

:  a member of a politically powerful Egyptian military class occupying the sultanate from 1250 to 1517
often not capitalized :  a white or east Asian slave in Muslim countries

Variants of MAMLUK

Mam·luk or Mam·e·luke \ˈma-mə-ˌlük\

Origin of MAMLUK

Arabic mamlūk, literally, slave
First Known Use: circa 1506


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