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sheikh

noun \ˈshēk, also ˈshāk for 1\

Simple Definition of sheikh

  • : an Arab chief, ruler, or prince

  • : a leader of a Muslim organization or group

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sheikh

  1. 1 :  an Arab chief

  2. 2 usually sheik :  a man held to be irresistibly attractive to romantic young women

Variants of sheikh

or

sheik

play \ˈshēk, also ˈshāk for 1\

Origin and Etymology of sheikh

Arabic shaykh


First Known Use: 1577


SHEIKH Defined for Kids

sheikh

play
noun \ˈshēk, ˈshāk\

Definition of sheikh for Students

  1. 1 :  an Arab chief

  2. 2 :  a leader of a Muslim group



Variants of sheikh

or

sheik

\ˈshēk, ˈshāk\


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