Arab
Pronunciation
  • enPR: ârʹəb, IPA: /ˈæɹ.əb/
  • (Mary-marry-merry) IPA: /ˈɛɹ.əb/
  • (dated) enPR: āʹrăb, IPA: /ˈeɪ.ɹæb/
Adjective

Arab (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to Arabs and their nations.
Translations Noun

Arab (plural Arabs)

  1. A Semitic person, whose forebears were from Arabia
  2. An inhabitant of Arabia or the Arab world
  3. A member of an Arabic-speaking community
  4. A particular breed of horse.
  5. (archaic) A street Arab.
    • You Christian people often see the little gutter children — the poor little arabs in the street — and you feel much pity for them, as well you may.
    • 1866, Punch (page 225)
      The other day I heard you complaining of the nuisance that small ragged street-boys are to you whenever you go out. […] You wished that some one would do something to clear away these little Arabs, as you are pleased to call them, so that a fine old English gentleman—as you are pleased to think yourself—might take his exercise in peace.
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