za·​re·​ba zə-ˈrē-bə How to pronounce zareba (audio)
variants or zariba
: an improvised stockade constructed in parts of Africa especially of thorny bushes

Word History


Arabic zarība enclosure

First Known Use

1849, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of zareba was in 1849

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Cite this Entry

“Zareba.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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