\ ˈbint \

Definition of bint

: girl, woman

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Princess Hayfa bint Abdullah al-Saud — one of the late King Abdullah’s 20 daughters — sits behind the wheel, even as some prominent female activists who fought for the right for Saudi women to drive remain locked behind bars. Megan Specia, New York Times, "Vogue Arabia Puts Princess in Driver’s Seat, With Not a Word About Jailed Activists," 31 May 2018 In her cover interview with Vogue Arabia, Princess Hayfa bint Abdullah al-Saud, a daughter of the late King Abdullah, is pictured looking glamorous in leather gloves and high heels., "Why Women's Rights Activists Are Furious At This Vogue Cover," 1 June 2018 Hayfa bint Abdullah Al Saud is the daughter of a late king who enforced the ban before it was announced it would be removed in Sept. 2017. Katie Kilkenny, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Vogue Arabia' Sparks Online Backlash Following Cover of Saudi Princess Driving Car," 31 May 2018 The Bride: Princess Noor bint Asem bin Nayef The Groom: Prince Hamzah bin Hussein, former Crown Prince of Jordan Prince Hamzah and Princess Noor announced their engagement in TK. Vogue, "The 20 Most Memorable Royal Weddings of All Time," 11 May 2018 IDEAS Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser is the founder and chairperson of the Education Above All Foundation, a U.N. Advocate for the Sustainable Development Goals and a UNESCO Special Envoy for Basic and Higher Education. Moza Bint Nasser, Time, "Why Protecting Education Would Prevent Terrorism," 26 Apr. 2018 After a few months of planning, CEO Jacob Abrian and executive president Princess Noura bint Faisal Al-Saud sent the invitations in February, and editors, buyers, and models began booking their travel. Emily Farra, Vogue, "Amidst Sweeping Social Changes and Women’s Rights Reforms, Saudi Arabia Hosted Its First-Ever Fashion Week," 17 Apr. 2018 The determination that the crown prince's mother, Princess Fahda bint Falah Al Hathleen, was being kept from King Salman without his knowledge was first made during the Obama administration, the officials said. Carol E. Lee, NBC News, "U.S. officials: Saudi crown prince has hidden his mother from his father, the king," 15 Mar. 2018 And Deputy Labor Minister Tamadur bint Youssef al-Ramah, the first woman to hold that post, appointed in February. Oren Dorell, USA TODAY, "Saudi Arabia wants women to grow it's economy — but they still face separate workplaces," 22 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of bint

1855, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bint

Arabic, girl, daughter

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