Try Our Apps


Avoid these words. Seriously.


[fe-dah-yee] /fɛ dɑˈyi/
noun, plural fedayeen
[fe-dah-yeen] /fɛ dɑˈyin/ (Show IPA)
a member of an Arab commando group operating especially against Israel.
Origin of fedayee
1950-55; < dialectal Arabic fidāʾī (plural fidāʾīyīn) one who sacrifices himself (especially for his country) Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for fedayeen
Contemporary Examples
British Dictionary definitions for fedayeen


noun (pl) -yeen (-jiːn)
(sometimes capital) (in Arab states) a commando, esp one fighting against Israel
Word Origin
from Arabic fidā'i one who risks his life in a cause, from fidā' redemption
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for fedayeen

partisans or irregulars in the Middle East, from Arabic plural of fedai "devotee, zealot, one who risks life for a cause," from Persian fidai.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for fedayeen

Word Value for fedayeen

Scrabble Words With Friends