Giaour meaning

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A person who is not a believer in Islam.
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In Muslim usage, a non-Muslim; esp., a Christian.
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(derogatory, ethnic slur) A non-Muslim, especially a Christian, an infidel; especially as used by Turkish people with particular reference to Christians such as Greeks, Armenians, Bulgarians, Serbs and Assyrians.
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Origin of giaour

  • Alteration of obsolete gower, gour (with gi-) (representing palatalized g-) (in Turkish g´vur) from Turkish gâvur from Persian gabr infidel, Zoroastrian from Arabic kāfir infidel from kafr village from Aramaic kaprā kpr2 in Semitic roots

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

  • From Turkish gavur, from Persian گور (gaur, “pagan, infidel”), a variant of گبر (gabr), probably from Arabic كافر (kāfir, “unbeliever”).

    From Wiktionary