- a member of an Arab commando group operating especially against Israel.
Origin of fedayee
Examples from the Web for fedayeen
Contemporary Examples of fedayeen
“We were in contact with the fedayeen until their final minutes,” he says, using the term that refers to suicide bombers.Exclusive: Taliban Boast About Kabul Hotel Attack
Sami Yousafzai, Ron Moreau
June 29, 2011
- (sometimes capital) (in Arab states) a commando, esp one fighting against Israel
Word Origin for fedayee
partisans or irregulars in the Middle East, from Arabic plural of fedai "devotee, zealot, one who risks life for a cause," from Persian fidai.