nounpl. -·ins or -·in
- an Arab of any of the nomadic desert peoples of Arabia, Syria, or N Africa
- any wanderer or nomad
Origin of BedouinFrench bédouin from Arabic bad?w?n, plural of badaw?, desert dweller from badw, desert
of the Bedouins or their culture
nounpl. Bedouin, or Bed·ou·ins also Beduin or Be·du·ins
An Arab of any of the nomadic tribes of the Arabian, Syrian, Nubian, or Sahara Deserts.
Origin of BedouinMiddle English Bedoin from Old French beduin from Arabic badāwīyīn pl. of badawī nomadic from badw desert nomads, Bedouins bdw
From Arabic بَدَوِيّون (badawiyyūn), plural form of بَدَوِيّ (badawiyy).