fellah

noun

fel·​lah ˈfe-lə How to pronounce fellah (audio) fə-ˈlä How to pronounce fellah (audio)
plural fellahin also fellaheen ˌfe-lə-ˈhēn How to pronounce fellah (audio)
fə-ˌlä-ˈhēn
: a peasant or agricultural laborer in an Arab country (such as Egypt)

Word History

Etymology

Arabic fallāḥ

First Known Use

1743, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fellah was in 1743

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Cite this Entry

“Fellah.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fellah. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

fellah

noun
fel·​lah ˈfel-ə How to pronounce fellah (audio) fə-ˈlä How to pronounce fellah (audio)
plural fellahin
ˌfel-ə-ˈhēn,
fə-ˌlä-ˈhēn
: a peasant or farm worker in an Arab country (as Egypt or Syria)

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