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

  • n. Islam A sheik's wife.

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  • n. the wife of a sheik

Etymologies

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

Arabic šayḫa, old woman, matron, feminine of šayḫ, old man, sheik; see sheik.

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