Casbahor less commonly
Definition of casbah
1 : a North African castle or fortress
2 : the native section of a North African city
Recent Examples of casbah from the Web
The community’s salmon-pink palette was suggested by the rosy sandstone walls, and its hilltop clubhouse, introduced by a Middle Eastern-style water stair, was placed to overlook the villas like a casbah surveying so many riads.
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Origin and Etymology of casbah
French, from Arabic dialect qaṣba
First Known Use: 1844See Words from the same year
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