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 \

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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“Fellah.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fellah. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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