[kurd, koo rd; Persian koord]
- a member of an Islamic people speaking Kurdish and dwelling chiefly in Kurdistan.
Origin of Kurd
First recorded in 1610–20
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Examples from the Web for kurd
Our members are from every group: Sunni, Shia, Christian, Turcoman, Kurd.Bikers of Baghdad: Sunnis, Shias, Skulls, ‘Harleys,’ and Iraqi Flags
July 20, 2014
I traveled to Kurd areas by helicopter with former Secretary of State Colin Powell in 2003.Libya: Do No-Fly Zones Work?
March 18, 2011
As Tareq Al-Hashemi did before the election, when he said that an Arab should be president of Iraq, not a Kurd.Allawi's Next Moves
March 28, 2010
In an instant all had vanished, and Sir Kurd sank down in a swoon.Ernest Bracebridge
William H. G. Kingston
If a Kurd eat bread given him, he will never try to rob the giver.
A Kurd was once arrested in Persia for stealing and a hand was cut off as punishment.
Daoud heard a faint undertone of contempt in the Kurd's voice.The Saracen: Land of the Infidel
But it had one fatal objection—the connecting link was a Kurd.The Cradle of Mankind
- a member of a nomadic people living chiefly in E Turkey, N Iraq, and W Iran
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Word Origin and History for kurd
1610s, the people's self-designation.
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