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Definition of sheikh noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    sheikh

     noun
    (also sheik) noun
    NAmE//ʃik//
     
    , NAmE//ʃeɪk//
     
     
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  1. 1an Arab prince or leader; the head of an Arab family, town, etc.
  2. 2a leader in a Muslim community or organization
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: sheikh