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sheik

[ sheek, sheyk ]
/ ʃik, ʃeɪk /
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noun

Also shaikh, sheikh. (in Islamic countries) the patriarch of a tribe or family; chief: a term of polite address.
Slang. a man held to be masterful and irresistibly charming to women.

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Origin of sheik

First recorded in 1570–80; from Arabic shayḫ “old man, chief,” from shaka “to grow, grow up, grow old”

OTHER WORDS FROM sheik

sheiklike, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH sheik

shake, sheik
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