noun Mam·luk \ˈmam-ˌlük\
variants: or


play \ˈma-mə-ˌlük\

Definition of Mamluk

  1. 1 :  a member of a politically powerful Egyptian military class occupying the sultanate from 1250 to 1517

  2. 2 often not capitalized :  a white or east Asian slave in Muslim countries

Origin and Etymology of mamluk

Arabic mamlūk, literally, slave

First Known Use: circa 1506

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