from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A peasant or agricultural laborer in an Arab country, such as Syria or Egypt.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A peasant, farmer or agricultural laborer in the Middle East and North Africa.
  • n. Alternative spelling of fella.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A peasant or cultivator of the soil among the Egyptians, Syrians, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An Egyptian or Syrian peasant, laborer, or tiller of the soil.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an agricultural laborer in Arab countries


Arabic fallāḥ, from falaḥa, to cultivate, till; see plḥ in Semitic roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Arabic فَلَّاح ‘tiller of the soil’. (Wiktionary)
Representing a colloquial pronunciation of fellow. (Wiktionary)



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