zareba

noun
za·​re·​ba | \ zə-ˈrē-bə How to pronounce zareba (audio) \
variants: or zariba

Definition of zareba

: an improvised stockade constructed in parts of Africa especially of thorny bushes

First Known Use of zareba

1849, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for zareba

Arabic zarība enclosure

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about zareba

Dictionary Entries near zareba

Zarathustrian

zaratite

Zardari

zareba

Zarema

Zarvanism

zarzuela

Statistics for zareba

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for zareba

The first known use of zareba was in 1849

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on zareba

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with zareba

Comments on zareba

What made you want to look up zareba? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

behavior toward others

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words for Summer: A Quiz

  • a closeup of a sunflower
  • Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!