giaour


noun Turkish.

  1. an unbeliever; a non-Muslim, especially a Christian.

noun

  1. a derogatory term for a non-Muslim, esp a Christian, used esp by the Turks
n.

1560s, Turkish term of contempt for non-Muslims, from Persian gaur, variant of gabr “fire-worshipper,” originally applied to the adherents of the Zoroastrian religion.

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