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Definition of "sheik" [‖Sheik]

  • Islam A religious official. (noun)
  • Islam A leader of an Arab family or village. (noun)
  • Islam Used as a form of address for such an official or leader. (noun)
  • Slang A romantically alluring man. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sheik" in a sentence
  • "Asked as he piled into his chauffeur-driven four-wheel-drive vehicle if he presided at ceremonies like this every weekend, the 39-year-old Muslim leader who bears the title sheik, but prefers to go by his name, Hong Yang, issued a world-weary sigh."
  • "Page 21 once proclaimed Shagou, which is the corruption of the the Arabic word sheik, meaning a ruler."
  • "They're what they call sheik charges and they fire out that ball of molten copper, which will cut through a tank armor let alone a humvee."
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