sheik

noun
1. the leader of an Arab village or family
Derivationally related forms: ↑sheikdom
Hypernyms: ↑ruler, ↑swayer
2. a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
Syn:
dandy, ↑dude, ↑fop, ↑gallant, ↑beau, ↑swell, ↑fashion plate, ↑clotheshorse
Derivationally related forms: ↑dandify (for: ↑dandy)
Hypernyms: ↑man, ↑adult male
Hyponyms: ↑coxcomb, ↑cockscomb, ↑macaroni
Instance Hyponyms: ↑Brummell, ↑George Bryan Brummell, ↑Beau Brummell

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sheik or sheikh «sheek; especially British shayk», noun.
1. an Arab chief or head of a family, village, or tribe: »

One by one, the tribal sheiks who had strayed to the Saudi side…led their camel-riding followers into the Sultan's camp to beg forgiveness (Newsweek).

2. a Muslim religious leader.
3. a title of respect used by Muslims.
4. Slang. a man supposed to be irresistibly fascinating to women; great lover.
[< Arabic shaikh (originally) old man < shākha he grew (or was) old]Also, especially British, shaikh.

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sheikh

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