plural Afridis or Afridi
: a Pashtun tribe occupying the hilly country about the Khyber Pass and found on both sides of the frontier between Pakistan and eastern Afghanistan
: a member of the Afridi tribe

Word History


borrowed from Persian & Urdu afrīdī, corresponding to Pashto aprīdī (singular aprīday)

First Known Use

1784, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Afridi was in 1784

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“Afridi.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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