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zaptiah

[ zuhp-tee-ah ]
/ zʌpˈti ɑ /
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noun

a Turkish police officer.

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Also zap·ti·eh [zuhp-tee-e]. /zʌpˈti ɛ/.

Origin of zaptiah

1865–70; <Turkish zaptiye<Arabic ḍabtīyah police
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