Arab Ar"ab (?; 277), n. [Prob. ultimately fr. Heb. arabah a desert, the name employed, in the Old Testament, to denote the valley of the Jordan and Dead Sea. Ar. Arab, Heb. arabi, arbi, arbim: cf. F. Arabe, L. Arabs, Gr. ?.] One of a swarthy race occupying Arabia, and numerous in Syria, Northern Africa, etc. [1913 Webster]

{Street Arab}, a homeless vagabond in the streets of a city, particularly and outcast boy or girl. --Tylor. [1913 Webster]

The ragged outcasts and street Arabs who are shivering in damp doorways. --Lond. Sat. Rev. [1913 Webster] ||

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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