- the wife of a sheik.
- a woman who heads a large family and is revered, especially as a guardian of religious ways.
Also shei·kha [sheyk-hah, shey-khah] /ˈʃeɪk hɑ, ˈʃeɪ xɑ/.
Origin of sheika
First recorded in 1850–55, sheika is from the Arabic word shaykha
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Examples from the Web for sheika
When no one was looking I used to imagine that I was Sheika, the little fiddler.
And Sheika and his little fiddle stood before my eyes always.
At the same time I threw my head to one side, closing my eyes a little—just as Sheika did, not a hair different.