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also Kas·bah  (kăz′bä′, käz′-)
1. A castle or palace in northern Africa.
2. often casbah The older section of a city in northern Africa or the Middle East.

[French, from Arabic dialectal qaṣba, from Arabic qaṣaba, to cut up; see qṣb in Semitic roots.]


(Architecture) (sometimes capital) a variant spelling of kasbah


or Cas•bah

(ˈkæz bɑ, ˈkɑz-)

the older, native Arab quarter of a North African city, esp. Algiers.
[< Arabic qaṣabah citadel]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.casbah - an older or native quarter of many cities in northern Africa; the quarter in which the citadel is located
quarter - a district of a city having some distinguishing character; "the Latin Quarter"
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British Airways have donated flights to get London-based members of The Casbah Club to the charity gig.
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Lennon, who along with the others had helped decorate the basement club, told the opening night's audience: "Hi everyone, welcome to the Casbah.
The Casbah was opened in 1959 by Pete Best's mother, Mona, in the basement of her 15-room detached house.
The boys are officially re-opening the Casbah tomorrow night, with a wing-ding of a bash where they will perform with fellow musos Chris Cavanagh, Phil Melia, Dave Deavey and Mark Hay.
Returning to Liverpool, and without a drummer, they caught a performance of The Blackjacks, playing back at the Casbah, where Pete was now the drummer.
Bands paid tribute to the newly-wed Beatle at the Casbah Coffee Club in West Derby, home of original drummer Pete Best.
Lui qui connait jusqu'au moindre recoin sa Casbah natale.