sheikh

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noun \ˈshēk, also ˈshāk for sense 1\
variants: or

sheik

Definition of sheikh

  1. 1 :  an Arab chief

  2. 2 usually sheik :  a man held to be irresistibly attractive to romantic young women

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Origin and Etymology of sheikh

Arabic shaykh


SHEIKH Defined for English Language Learners

sheikh

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Definition of sheikh for English Language Learners

  • : an Arab chief, ruler, or prince

  • : a leader of a Muslim organization or group


SHEIKH Defined for Kids

sheikh

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noun \ˈshēk, ˈshāk\
variants: or

sheik

\ˈshēk, ˈshāk\

Definition of sheikh for Students

  1. 1 :  an Arab chief

  2. 2 :  a leader of a Muslim group



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