fellah

[ fel-uh ]
/ ˈfɛl ə /

noun, plural fel·lahs, Arabic fel·la·hin, fel·la·heen [fel-uh-heen] /ˌfɛl əˈhin/.

a native peasant or laborer in Egypt, Syria, etc.

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Origin of fellah

First recorded in 1735–45, fellah is from the Arabic word fallāḥ peasant
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British Dictionary definitions for fellahin

fellah
/ (ˈfɛlə) /

noun plural fellahs, fellahin or fellaheen (ˌfɛləˈhiːn)

a peasant in Arab countries

Word Origin for fellah

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