Ali-baba meaning

älē bäbə, ălē
A poor woodcutter in the Arabian Nights who gains entrance to the treasure cave of the 40 thieves by saying the magic words “Open, Sesame!”
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In The Arabian Nights, a poor woodcutter who accidentally discovers the treasure of a band of forty thieves in a cave: he makes the door of the cave open by saying “Open sesame!”
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The fictional protagonist of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, famous for his encounter with forty thieves and their treasure trove cave that opens on the command "open sesame".
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(slang) An extremely lucky person, especially one who acquires a large fortune by luck or by chance.
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(slang, ethnic slur, US, military) An Iraqi.
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Origin of ali-baba

  • From Arabic علي بابا (ʿalī bābā).

    From Wiktionary