Definition of dervish noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

dervish

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noun
NAmE//ˈdərvɪʃ//
 
 
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a member of a Muslim religious group whose members make a promise to stay poor and live without comforts or pleasures. They perform a fast lively dance as part of their worship He threw himself around the stage like a whirling dervish.
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