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fellah

[ fel-uh ]

noun

, plural fel·lahs, Arabic fel·la·hin, fel·la·heen [fel-, uh, -, heen].
  1. a peasant or laborer in Arabic-speaking countries, especially Egypt.


fellah

/ ˈfɛlə /

noun

  1. a peasant in Arab countries


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Word History and Origins

Origin of fellah1

First recorded in 1735–45; from Arabic fallāḥ, fellāḥ “peasant”

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Word History and Origins

Origin of fellah1

C18: from Arabic, dialect variant of fallāh , from falaha to cultivate

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Example Sentences

I have described one of the poorest of the "fellah" villages, but the traveller is often more luxuriously housed.

Say, young fellah, don't tell me you've been writin' up your impressions in that paper on your knee.

Now she heard again the far-away voice of the fellah by the shadûf, warning her surely to go.

But when the fellah cried out once more in the distance, it seemed to her that she heard a savage triumph in his voice.

But even then the inexorable hands had closed upon her, and the final cry of the fellah had thrilled with a savage triumph.

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