goum

noun
\ ˈgüm \
plural -s

Definition of goum

1 : a unit of native soldiers under French officers in North Africa
2 : a member of a goum

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History and Etymology for goum

French, from Arabic dialect, gūm, variant of Arabic qum band, troop

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“Goum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goum. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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