intifada

play
noun in·ti·fa·da \ˌin-tə-ˈfä-də\

Definition of intifada

  1. :  uprising, rebellion; specifically :  an armed uprising of Palestinians against Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip

Origin and Etymology of intifada

Arabic intifāḍa, literally, the act of shaking off


First Known Use: 1985


Learn More about intifada


Seen and Heard

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