Ouled Naïl

noun
Ou·​led Na·​ïl | \ ülednȧēl, ¦üˌled¦nī(ə)l, ¦üˌled¦nā(ə)l \
plural Ouled Naïls

Definition of Ouled Naïl

: a prostitute and dancing girl of the North African cities usually dressed in a brightly colored bespangled costume and ornamental often feathered headdress

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History and Etymology for Ouled Naïl

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 24 Sep. 2020.

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