giaour

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noun \ˈjau̇(-ə)r\

Definition of giaour

  1. :  one outside the Islamic faith :  infidel 2a

Origin and Etymology of giaour

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


First Known Use: 1564


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