Dictionary

Mamluk

noun Mam·luk \ˈmam-ˌlük\

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

Mam·luk or Mam·e·luke \ˈma-mə-ˌlük\

Origin of MAMLUK

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

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: mammaPrevious Word in the Dictionary: mamillateAll Words Near: Mamluk
March 30, 2015
amphibology Hear it
A phrase with more than one interpretation
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears