fedayee

[ fe-dah-yee ]

noun,plural fe·da·yeen [fe-dah-yeen]. /fɛ dɑˈyin/.
  1. a member of an Arab commando group operating especially against Israel.

Origin of fedayee

1
1950–55; <dialectal Arabic fidāʾī (plural fidāʾīyīn) one who sacrifices himself (especially for his country)

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fedayee

/ (fəˈdɑːjiː) /


nounplural -yeen (-jiːn)
  1. (sometimes capital) (in Arab states) a commando, esp one fighting against Israel

Origin of fedayee

1
from Arabic fidā'i one who risks his life in a cause, from fidā' redemption

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