- the older, native Arab quarter of a North African city, especially Algiers.
Origin of Kasbah
Examples from the Web for casbah
Contemporary Examples of casbah
The English translation of his memoir, The Battle of the Casbah, was published in 2005.French Torture Mastermind Paul Aussaresses Dies Peacefully at 95
December 4, 2013
Historical Examples of casbah
Surely some portion of the Casbah must still rise above the waves?Off on a Comet
- (sometimes capital) a variant spelling of kasbah
- the citadel of any of various North African cities
- the quarter in which a kasbah is locatedCompare medina
Word Origin for kasbah
1738, from French casbah, from North African Arabic dialect kasba "fortress."