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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance; The leader of an Arab village or family.

Usage examples (33)
  • Page 21 once proclaimed Shagou, which is the corruption of the the Arabic word sheik, meaning a ruler.
  • KING: Or "sheik" -- depends on how it's pronounced.
  • Barring a sensational 'sheik'-up, 25 points and back to Championship football.
  • The term sheik itself was elastic. for more
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  • When the "sheik" (Arab leader, also spelled "sheikh") referred to her as a "chick" (slang for a girl), the "chic" (elegant, stylish) young woman thought he had a lot of "cheek" (slang for arrogance).
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