: one outside the Islamic faith : infidel sense 2a

Word History


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

First Known Use

1564, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of giaour was in 1564

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“Giaour.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/giaour. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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