sheika

[shey-kah]
noun (in Islamic countries)
  1. the wife of a sheik.
  2. a woman who heads a large family and is revered, especially as a guardian of religious ways.
Also shei·kha [sheyk-hah, shey-khah] /ˈʃeɪk hɑ, ˈʃeɪ xɑ/.

Origin of sheika

First recorded in 1850–55, sheika is from the Arabic word shaykha
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Historical Examples of sheika

  • When no one was looking I used to imagine that I was Sheika, the little fiddler.

    Jewish Children

    Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich

  • And Sheika and his little fiddle stood before my eyes always.

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    Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich

  • At the same time I threw my head to one side, closing my eyes a little—just as Sheika did, not a hair different.

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    Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich