whirling dervish

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noun Islam.

a member of a Turkish order of dervishes, or Sufis, whose ritual consists in part of a highly stylized whirling dance.

Nearby words

  1. whir,
  2. whirl,
  3. whirlabout,
  4. whirligig,
  5. whirligig beetle,
  6. whirlpool,
  7. whirlpool bath,
  8. whirlwind,
  9. whirly,
  10. whirlybird

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