- a member of a former infantry unit in the French army, originally Algerians, noted for the precision of its close-order drill and characterized by a colorful uniform
- a member of any military group having a similar uniform; specif., a member of any of various volunteer regiments in the American Civil War
Origin of ZouaveFrench ; from Arabic Zw?wa ; from Berber Igawawaen, name of a Kabyle tribe of the Jurjura Mountains, Algeria, from whom the Zouaves were originally recruited
- A member of a French infantry unit, originally composed of Algerian recruits, characterized by colorful uniforms and precision drilling.
- A member of a group patterned after the French Zouaves, especially a member of such a unit of the Union Army in the US Civil War.
Origin of ZouaveFrench, from Berber Zwawa, the Kabyle tribe from which the unit's members were originally recruited.