Mamluk

noun
Mam·​luk | \ˈmam-ˌlük \
variants: or Mameluke \ˈma-​mə-​ˌlük \

Definition of Mamluk 

1 : a member of a politically powerful Egyptian military class occupying the sultanate from 1250 to 1517

2 often not capitalized : a white or east Asian slave in Muslim countries

First Known Use of Mamluk

circa 1506, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Mamluk

Arabic mamlūk, literally, slave

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