[ kaz-buh, -bah, kahz- ]
/ ˈkæz bə, -bɑ, ˈkɑz- /
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the older, Arab quarter of a North African city, especially Algiers.
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Origin of Kasbah
First recorded in 1730–40; from Arabic qaṣabah “citadel, fortress”
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How to use Kasbah in a sentence
The ancient Grande Mosque and Kasbah fortress line the main plaza square.Morocco's Secret All-Blue City|Nina Strochlic|August 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
With a breathtaking view over the bay and the ruins of Carthage, we could see all the way back to Tunis and the Kasbah.A Woman Blogger’s Scoop Helped Save Tunisia From Islamists|Thomas A. Bass|April 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I sall away to ze Kasbah, and zen in due time look for ze swoop of ze French zouaves.Miss Caprice|St. George Rathborne
If you go there, don't fail to see the old Arab part of the city—the Kasbah, I think they call it.Lafcadio Hearn|Nina H. Kennard
Feasts were spread in the Kasbah, and relays of guests from among the chief men of the town were invited daily to partake of them.
But when he got to the Kasbah, Katrina was sitting with her husband, and at sight of the woman's face Israel's tongue was frozen.
One danger attended his bold adventure, for Naomi's person was within the Kasbah walls.
British Dictionary definitions for Kasbah
/ (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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