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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The leader of an Arab village or family.

Usage examples (33)
  • "The sheikh is involved," Abd al-Hamza said, with neither doubt nor drama.
  • For the sheikh -- for them, the sheikh is a clear target.
  • The sheikh was a rather fine-looking fellow, except for smallpox marks.
  • "Hassan!" called the sheikh, and a tall, stalwart black stepped forward, with a courbash in his hand. 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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