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



(also casbah) noun
BrE BrE//ˈkæzbɑː//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkæzbɑː//
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a castle on high ground in a N African city or the area around it Word Originmid 18th cent.: from French casbah, from Arabic qaṣaba ‘citadel’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: kasbah