sheika

[ shey-kah ]
/ ˈʃeɪ kɑ /

noun (in Islamic countries)

the wife of a sheik.
a woman who heads a large family and is revered, especially as a guardian of religious ways.

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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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Example sentences from the Web for sheika

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

    Jewish Children|Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich
  • When no one was looking I used to imagine that I was Sheika, the little fiddler.

    Jewish Children|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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