be·​du ˈbe-(ˌ)dü How to pronounce bedu (audio)
plural bedu
often capitalized

Word History


Arabic badw desert, desert dwellers

First Known Use

1871, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bedu was in 1871

Dictionary Entries Near bedu

Cite this Entry

“Bedu.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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