Ouled Naïl


Ou·​led Na·​ïl
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


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 19 Jun. 2024.

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