- a Muslim hermit or holy man, esp. among the Berbers and Moors
- the tomb or shrine of such a man
- var. of marabou
Origin of maraboutFrench from Portuguese marabuto from Arabic mur?bit, hermit
- A Muslim hermit or saint, especially in northern Africa.
- The tomb of such a hermit or saint.
Origin of maraboutFrench from Portuguese marabuto from Arabic murābi&tlowdot; posted, stationed, marabout participle of rāba&tlowdot;a to be posted derived stem of raba&tlowdot;a to bind, tie rb&tlowdot;
Variant of marabou