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zaptiah

[ zuhp-tee-ah ]
/ zʌpˈti ɑ /

noun

a Turkish police officer.

Nearby words

zaporozhye, zapotec, zappa, zapper, zappy, zaptiah, zapu, zaqaziq, zara, zaragoza, zarathustra
Also zap·ti·eh [zuhp-tee-e] /zʌpˈti ɛ/.

Origin of zaptiah

1865–70; < Turkish zaptiye < Arabic ḍabtīyah police
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