fedayee

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noun fe·da·yee \fi-ˌda-ˈ(y)ē, -ˌdä-\

Definition of fedayee

plural

fedayeen

play \fi-ˌda-ˈ(y)ēn, -ˌdä-\
  1. :  a member of an Arab commando group operating especially against Israel —usually used in plural

Origin and Etymology of fedayee

Arabic fidā'ī, literally, one who sacrifices himself


First Known Use: 1955


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