Origin and Etymology of arab
Middle English, from Latin Arabus, Arabs, from Greek Arab-, Araps, of Semitic origin; akin to Akkadian Arabu, Aribi desert nomads, Arabic A‘rāb Bedouins
First Known Use: 14th century
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Definition of Arab for English Language Learners
: a member of the people who are originally from the Arabian Peninsula and who now live mostly in the Middle East and northern Africa
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