Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
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Word of the Day 02/23/16 Sheik

Sheik (noun)
sheik [sheek, sheyk]


noun
1. Also, shaikh, sheikh. (in Islamic countries) the patriarch of a tribe or family; chief: a term of polite address.
2. Slang. a man held to be masterful and irresistibly charming to women.

Can be confused
shake, sheik (see synonym study at shake)

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: 1570-80; < Arabic shaykh old man

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