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  1. a camel driver.
  2. a soldier mounted on a camel.
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Origin of cameleer

First recorded in 1800–10; camel + -eer
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Examples from the Web for cameleer

Historical Examples

  • The cry of the donkey-boy, and the cry of the cameleer, and the cry of the muezzin from the mosque.

    The Wind Bloweth

    Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne

  • It is decidedly thrilling to hear the cameleer say, ich, ich, i—ch—ch!

    The Syrian Christ

    Abraham Mitrie Rihbany

  • This question afforded us an opportunity of giving our cameleer a sound rating.

  • The cameleer led the beast to where a party of tourists, obviously American, waited.

    The Egyptian Cat Mystery

    Harold Leland Goodwin

  • M. Huc, fearing to lose himself amid these sands, stopped the cameleer.

British Dictionary definitions for cameleer


  1. a camel-driver
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