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also Bed·u·in  (bĕd′o͞o-ĭn, bĕd′wĭn)
n. pl. Bedouin or Bed·ou·ins also Beduin or Be·du·ins
An Arab of any of the nomadic tribes of the Arabian, Syrian, Nubian, or Sahara Deserts.

[Middle English Bedoin, from Old French beduin, from Arabic badāwīyīn, pl. of badawī, nomadic, from badw, desert nomads, Bedouins; see bdw in Semitic roots.]


(ˈbɛdʊɪn) or


npl -ins or -in
1. (Peoples) a member of any of the nomadic tribes of Arabs inhabiting the deserts of Arabia, Jordan, and Syria, as well as parts of the Sahara
2. a wanderer or rover
3. (Peoples) of or relating to the Bedouins
4. wandering or roving
[C14: from Old French beduin, from Arabic badāwi, plural of badwi, from badw desert]


or Bed•u•in

(ˈbɛd u ɪn, ˈbɛd wɪn)

n., pl. -ins, (esp. collectively) -in.
1. an Arab of the deserts of SW Asia and N Africa, traditionally tent-dwelling and dependent on animal herds for subsistence.
2. a nomad; wanderer.
[1350–1400; Middle English Bedoyn < Middle French beduyn < Arabic badawī desert-dweller =badw desert + suffix of appurtenance]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Bedouin - a member of a nomadic tribe of ArabsBedouin - a member of a nomadic tribe of Arabs
Arab, Arabian - a member of a Semitic people originally from the Arabian peninsula and surrounding territories who speaks Arabic and who inhabits much of the Middle East and northern Africa
nomad - a member of a people who have no permanent home but move about according to the seasons


A. ADJbeduino
B. N (Bedouin or Bedouins (pl)) → beduino/a m/f


n (= person) → Bédouin(e) m/f


nBeduine m, → Beduinin f


[ˈbɛdʊɪn] n & adjbeduino/a
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