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 (fĕl′ə, fə-lä′)
n. pl. fel·la·hin or fel·la·heen (fĕl′ə-hēn′, fə-lä-hēn′)
A peasant or agricultural laborer in an Arab country, such as Syria or Egypt.

[Arabic fallāḥ, from falaḥa, to cultivate, till; see plx̣ in Semitic roots.]


n, pl fellahs, fellahin or fellaheen (ˌfɛləˈhiːn)
a peasant in Arab countries
[C18: from Arabic, dialect variant of fallāh, from falaha to cultivate]


(ˈfɛl ə)

n., pl. fel•lahs, fel•la•hin, fel•la•heen (ˌfɛl əˈhin)
a peasant in Arabic-speaking countries.
[1735–45; < Arabic fallāḥ peasant]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fellah - an agricultural laborer in Arab countriesfellah - an agricultural laborer in Arab countries
peasant - one of a (chiefly European) class of agricultural laborers


Fellache m, → Fellachin f
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Well," said he, at last, "we've gone and done it, young fellah my lad.
There are times, young fellah, when every one of us must make a stand for human right and justice, or you never feel clean again.
The more you knew of that country, young fellah, the more you would understand that anythin' was possible--ANYTHIN'1.
It's the last thing you young fellahs think of learnin'.
grass when you get near Challenger, for this young fellah and I have a bit of a weakness for the old dear.
You're ill, young fellah, that's what's amiss with you," said Lord John.
Is this the fellah who was taken when you swam for it?
Little by little the scene on the quay became more animated; sailors of various nations, merchants, ship-brokers, porters, fellahs, bustled to and fro as if the steamer were immediately expected.
The porters and fellahs rushed down the quay, and a dozen boats pushed off from the shore to go and meet the steamer.
But don't she hate Arabs, and Turks, and Fellahs, and people?
Au moment ou nous la contactions, lundi dernier, Nafissa Fellah signalait a Al Bayane que les guichets de Rabat etaient pleins.
Matthew Keefe, President, and Franco Fellah, Executive Vice President, finalized the sale of the industrial property at 101 Locust Street Hartford, CT for the price of $4,800,000.