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fedayeen (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.

updated on December 04, 2012

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Definitions of fedayeen from WordNet

fedayeen (n.)
(plural) Arab guerrillas who operate mainly against Israel;
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