Definition of marabout
: a dervish in Muslim Africa believed to have supernatural power
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Words to know: le marabout: witch doctor a) Witch doctors are gloomy but marvellous.
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Origin and Etymology of marabout
French, from Portuguese marabuto, from Arabic murābiṭ
First Known Use: 1600See Words from the same year
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