fedayeen


< /fɛ dɑˈyin/.

  1. a member of an Arab commando group operating especially against Israel.

noun plural -yeen (-jiːn)

  1. (sometimes capital) (in Arab states) a commando, esp one fighting against Israel
n.

partisans or irregulars in the Middle East, from Arabic plural of fedai “devotee, zealot, one who risks life for a cause,” from Persian fidai.

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