Definitions for: Sheik


[n] a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
[n] the leader of an Arab village or family



Webster (1913) Definition: Sheik, n. [Ar. sheikh, shaykh, a venerable old man, a
chief, fr. sh[=a]kha to grow or be old.]
The head of an Arab family, or of a clan or a tribe; also,
the chief magistrate of an Arab village. The name is also
applied to Mohammedan ecclesiastics of a high grade. [Written
also scheik, shaik, sheikh.]

Synonyms: Arab chief, beau, clotheshorse, dandy, dude, fashion plate, fop, gallant, sheikh, swell

See Also: adult male, Beau Brummell, Brummell, cockscomb, coxcomb, George Bryan Brummell, man, ruler, swayer

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