Zouave

noun Zou·ave \ zü-ˈäv \

Definition of Zouave

1 :a member of a French infantry unit originally composed of Algerians wearing a brilliant uniform and conducting a quick spirited drill
2 :a member of a military unit adopting the dress and drill of the Zouaves

Origin and Etymology of zouave

French, from Arabic dialect (Algeria) Zwāwa, Berber tribal confederation of Kabylia


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