Ouled Naïl

noun

Ou·​led Na·​ïl
ülednȧēl,
¦üˌled¦nī(ə)l,
¦üˌled¦nā(ə)l
plural Ouled Naïls
: a prostitute and dancing girl of the North African cities usually dressed in a brightly colored bespangled costume and ornamental often feathered headdress

Word History

Etymology

French, from Ouled Naïl, a confederation of nomadic peoples in Algeria

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“Ouled Naïl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ouled%20Na%C3%AFl. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

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