giaour

noun
\ ˈjau̇(-ə)r \

Definition of giaour

: one outside the Islamic faith : infidel sense 2a

First Known Use of giaour

1564, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for giaour

French, from Italian dialect (Venetian) giaur, from Turkish gâvur, from Persian gawr, gabr

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about giaour

Statistics for giaour

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for giaour

The first known use of giaour was in 1564

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on giaour

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with giaour

Comments on giaour

What made you want to look up giaour? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

means, resources, or money

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Homophone Quiz

  • three-bears-two-of-them-look-like-theyre-whispering-to-a-third-bear-who-looks-chuffed-to-be-the-center-of-attention
  • In order to judge how people felt, the senator's office hired a firm to take a ______.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!