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sheikh

or sheik  (shāk, shēk)
n.
1.
a. Islam A man respected for his piety or religious learning.
b. A male leader of an Arab family or village.
c. A man in an Arab society who is important or wealthy.
d. Used as a form of address for such a man.
2. sheik Slang A sexually alluring man.

[Arabic šayḫ, old man, chief, from šāḫa, to grow old; see śyḫ in Semitic roots.]
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sheikh

(ʃeɪk) or

sheik

(in Muslim countries) n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the head of an Arab tribe, village, etc
2. a venerable old man
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a high priest or religious leader, esp a Sufi master
4. (Islam) a high priest or religious leader, esp a Sufi master
[C16: from Arabic shaykh old man]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sheikh - the leader of an Arab village or familysheikh - the leader of an Arab village or family
ruler, swayer - a person who rules or commands; "swayer of the universe"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Translations

sheikh

sheik, shaikh [ˈʃeɪk] ncheik m
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