: a member of a pastoral and agricultural people who inhabit a plateau region in adjoining parts of Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Armenia, and Azerbaijan
Kurdish adjective

Examples of Kurd in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mohamed’s wife, Ruba Al Kurd, captured a photo of Mohamed reuniting with their daughter last fall. Claire Porter Robbins, The New Yorker, 5 Mar. 2024 Six additional families took refuge in Al Kurd’s apartment building alone. A Times Special Correspondent, With Nabih Bulos, Los Angeles Times, 13 Feb. 2024 The North Press agency, which is close to the Syrian Kurd authorities, said the U.N. trucks carried hygiene supplies and baby diapers. Benoit Faucon, WSJ, 9 Feb. 2023 Social vs traditional media Dana El Kurd, a nonresident fellow at the Middle East Institute, said different types of media consumption have probably played a role in how people have formed their views on the Middle East. Frances Vinall, Washington Post, 22 Dec. 2023 Dana El Kurd is an assistant professor at the University of Richmond. Emily Bazelon, New York Times, 20 Nov. 2023 The ethnic Kurd perished at the hands of Iran’s morality police while on a visit to Tehran last September, sparking the biggest nationwide protests in over a decade. Bychristiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 21 Sep. 2023 Ammar Golie, an Iranian Kurd based in Germany who edits the news site NNS Roj, has been in regular contact with residents of Oshnavieh, which is in West Azerbaijan Province and has a population of 40,000 ethnic Kurds. Farnaz Fassihi, New York Times, 24 Sep. 2022 And the culprit behind the whole affair was not Marinakis but Zindashti—the Iranian Kurd allegedly behind the assassinations of the Noor One’s other backers. Alexander Clapp, The New Republic, 28 Sep. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1595, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Kurd was in 1595

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“Kurd.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Kurd. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

: a member of a nomadic people who live in a region that is partly in Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Armenia, and Azerbaijan
Kurdish adjective

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