khedive

noun

khe·​dive kə-ˈdēv How to pronounce khedive (audio)
: a ruler of Egypt from 1867 to 1914 governing as a viceroy of the sultan of Turkey
khedivial adjective
or khedival

Word History

Etymology

French khédive, from Turkish hidiv

First Known Use

1847, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of khedive was in 1847

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“Khedive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/khedive. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

khedive

noun
khe·​dive kə-ˈdēv How to pronounce khedive (audio)
: a governor of Egypt from 1867 to 1914

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