noun, plural Bed·ou·ins, (especially collectively) Bed·ou·in.
Origin of Bedouin
Examples from the Web for bedouin
Bedouin women wore bright clothes and burqas, the parting of their hair and their kohl-lined eyes left exposed.Saudi Activist Manal Al-Sharif on Why She Removed the Veil|Manal Al Sharif, Advancing Human Rights|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Many of the Bedouin and Christians, especially, are doing their best to distance themselves from the violence.Israelis and Arabs Shaken by the Aftershock of Teen Murders|Miranda Frum|July 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The first state-sanctioned Bedouin town in the Negev, named Tel Sheva, was established in 1968.
Egyptian authorities do have some reason to doubt Berber and Bedouin loyalty.
One role the desert-dwelling Bedouin and Berbers would be perfectly suited to is aiding the army in its frontier patrols.
The same moment that Voltigius related this, there came a Bedouin riding in through the gate on a good horse.Christ Legends|Selma Lagerlf
We could not induce the Bedouin to gather a water-plant we coveted in one of them for this reason.
It is only within a few years that the modern rifle with metal cartridge has found favor with the Bedouin.Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania |Jewett Castello Gilson
The bedouin had put the desert behind him and stared at another, the sea.
We were perfectly charmed to see great preparations for sleep going on among the Bedouin.
Word Origin for Bedouin
c.1400, from Old French bedüin (Modern French bédouin), from colloquial Arabic badawin "desert-dwellers," plural of badawi, from badw "desert, camp." The Arabic plural suffix was mistaken for part of the word. A word from the Crusades, it probably was lost in English and then reborrowed from French c.1600. As an adjective from 1844.