fellah

noun
fel·lah | \ˈfe-lə, fə-ˈlä \
plural fellahin also fellaheen\ˌfe-lə-ˈhēn, fə-ˌlä-ˈhēn \

Definition of fellah 

: a peasant or agricultural laborer in an Arab country (such as Egypt)

First Known Use of fellah

1743, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fellah

Arabic fallāḥ

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