Definition of Bedouin noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈbeduɪn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbeduɪn//
(pl. Bedouin)
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a member of an Arab people that traditionally lives in tents in the desert Word Originfrom Old French beduin, based on Arabic badawī, (plural) badawīn ‘dwellers in the desert’, from badw ‘desert’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Bedouin