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sheikh

noun \ˈshēk, also ˈshāk for 1\

: an Arab chief, ruler, or prince

: a leader of a Muslim organization or group

Full Definition of SHEIKH

1
:  an Arab chief
2
usually sheik :  a man held to be irresistibly attractive to romantic young women

Variants of SHEIKH

sheikh or sheik \ˈshēk, also ˈshāk for 1\

Origin of SHEIKH

Arabic shaykh
First Known Use: 1577
SHEIK Defined for Kids

sheikh

noun \ˈshēk, ˈshāk\

Definition of SHEIKH for Kids

1
:  an Arab chief
2
:  a leader of a Muslim group

Variants of SHEIKH

sheikh or sheik \ˈshēk, ˈshāk\

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