fedayee
noun (plural fedayeen) Etymology: Arabic fidā'ī, literally, one who sacrifices himself Date: 1955 a member of an Arab commando group operating especially against Israel — usually used in plural

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  • fedayee — n.; pl. {fedayeen}. [(1950 1955). Ar. fid[=a] [imac], one who sacrifices himself.] a member of an Arab paramilitary organization, predominantly Palestinian, which performs commando raids, especially against Israel or Israeli targets. Usually used …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fedayee — /fe dah yee /, n., pl. fedayeen / yeen /. a member of an Arab commando group operating esp. against Israel. [1950 55; < dial. Ar fida i (pl. fida iyin) one who sacrifices himself (esp. for his country)] * * * ▪ Islamic culture Arabic  fidāʾī… …   Universalium

  • fedayee — noun An Arab guerilla or commando …   Wiktionary

  • fedayee —    (singular); fedayeen (plural) (feh dah YEE, feh dah YEEN) [Arabic: one who sacrifices himself] A Palestinian guerrilla or commando acting especially against Israel; usually used in the plural.    That led to the second great crisis of his… …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • fedayee — fe·da·yee …   English syllables

  • fedayee — fe•da•yee [[t]fɛ dɑˈyi[/t]] n. pl. yeen [[t] ˈyin[/t]] his gov a member of an Arab commando group operating esp. against Israel • Etymology: 1950–55; < dial. Ar fidā ī (pl. fidā īyīn) one who sacrifices himself (esp. for his country) …   From formal English to slang

  • fedayee — …   Useful english dictionary

  • fedayeen — fedayee fedayee n.; pl. {fedayeen}. [(1950 1955). Ar. fid[=a] [imac], one who sacrifices himself.] a member of an Arab paramilitary organization, predominantly Palestinian, which performs commando raids, especially against Israel or Israeli… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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