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fedayee

fe·da·yee
F f

Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fe-dah-yee]
    • /fɛ dɑˈyi/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fe-dah-yee]
    • /fɛ dɑˈyi/

Definitions of fedayee word

  • noun plural fedayee a member of an Arab commando group operating especially against Israel. 1
  • noun fedayee An Arab guerilla or commando. 1
  • noun fedayee (in Arab states) a commando, esp one fighting against Israel 0

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Origin of fedayee

First appearance:

before 1950
One of the 5% newest English words
1950-55; < dialectal Arabic fidāʾī (plural fidāʾīyīn) one who sacrifices himself (especially for his country)

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Parts of speech for Fedayee

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

fedayee popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 53% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 52% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

fedayee usage trend in Literature

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