Fedayee definition

fĕ-däyē, -däē, -dă-
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A commando or guerrilla, especially an Arab commando operating in the Middle East.
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An Arab guerilla or commando.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
fedayee
Plural:
fedayeen

Origin of fedayee

  • Arabic fidā’ī one who sacrifices himself from fidā’ sacrifice, ransom from fadā to sacrifice, ransom pdy in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Arabic فدائيون"Ž.

    From Wiktionary