Definition of Afridi
1 : a Pashtun tribe occupying the hilly country about the Khyber Pass and found on both sides of the frontier between Pakistan and eastern Afghanistan
2 : a member of the Afridi tribe
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Origin and Etymology of afridi
borrowed from Persian & Urdu afrīdī, corresponding to Pashto aprīdī (singular aprīday)
First Known Use: 1784
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