Casbah

[ kaz-buh, -bah, kahz- ]
/ ˈkæz bə, -bɑ, ˈkɑz- /
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noun


Kasbah

or Cas·bah

[ kaz-buh, -bah, kahz- ]
/ ˈkæz bə, -bɑ, ˈkɑz- /

noun

the older, native Arab quarter of a North African city, especially Algiers.

Origin of Kasbah

From the Arabic word qaṣabah citadel

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British Dictionary definitions for casbah

casbah

/ (ˈkæzbɑː) /

noun

(sometimes capital) a variant spelling of kasbah

kasbah

casbah

/ (ˈkæzbɑː) /

noun (sometimes capital)

the citadel of any of various North African cities
the quarter in which a kasbah is locatedCompare medina

Word Origin for kasbah

from Arabic qaṣba citadel

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