giaour

noun
\ ˈjau̇(-ə)r How to pronounce giaour (audio) \

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

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“Giaour.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/giaour. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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