Sheik Definition

zhēk; also, for 1 & 2, zhāk
sheiks
noun
sheiks
The chief of an Arab family, tribe, or village.
Webster's New World
A Muslim religious or community leader.
Webster's New World
A masterful man to whom women are irresistibly attracted.
Webster's New World
The definition of a sheik is a leader of an Arabian family or village, or an official in the Muslim religion.
An example of a sheik is a rich and powerful man who is the leader of an Arab tribe and who everyone in the village listens to and obeys.
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(1920s) A romantic lover. (from the 1921 film The Sheikh)
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Plural:
sheiks

Origin of Sheik

  • From Arabic شيخ (Å¡aykh), from شاخ (šākha, “to age, grow old").

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