- in N Africa, a fortress
- the old, crowded quarter of a N African city
Origin of casbahFrench from Arabic dialect, dialectal qa?ba, for qa?aba, citadel
the crowded quarter of Algiers, Algeria
- A castle or palace in northern Africa.
- often casbah The older section of a city in northern Africa or the Middle East.
Origin of CasbahFrench from Arabic dialectal qa&slowdot;ba from Arabic qa&slowdot;aba to cut up q&slowdot;b
From Arabic قصبة (kasabah)