[ kahy-reen, kahy-reen ]

  1. (sometimes lowercase) of or relating to Cairo, Egypt.

  1. a native or resident of Cairo, Egypt.

Origin of Cairene

First recorded in 1835–45; Cair(o) + -ene

Words Nearby Cairene Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use Cairene in a sentence

  • “I am here because the military is ruling,” said 55-year-old Cairene Khaled El-Fishawy.

  • The man is standing in a Cairene street framed by a large, attractive Art Deco building in the background.

    Revolutionary Memories | Tamara Chalabi | February 4, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • But the visitors, although a welcome addition, do not entirely make up Cairene society.

    Cities of the Dawn | J. Ewing Ritchie
  • The decision of the British Government came therefore as a complete surprise to the Cairene authorities.

    The River War | Winston S. Churchill
  • With their open shops of gay woolen stuffs, they vividly recall Cairene bazaars.

    The Mediterranean | T. G. (Thomas Gray) Bonney, E. A. R. Ball, H. D. Traill, Grant Allen, and Arthur Griffiths
  • George Trent had gone to a Cairene theatre, and she and Roger were alone together.

    The Castle Of The Shadows | Alice Muriel Williamson