sayyid

noun
say·​yid | \ ˈsī-yəd How to pronounce sayyid (audio) , ˈsā-; ˈsīd, ˈsād \

Definition of sayyid

1 : an Islamic chief or leader
2 : lord, sir used as a courtesy title for a Muslim of rank or lineage

First Known Use of sayyid

1788, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for sayyid

Arabic

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“Sayyid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sayyid. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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