The subject of a story in the Arabian Nights. The young boy Aladdin acquires a magic lamp that, when rubbed, brings forth a genie, who grants Aladdin's wishes to win the hand of the sultan's daughter and to build a palace. The magician who first gave Aladdin the lamp steals it back, but Aladdin regains the lamp, and he and the sultan's daughter live happily ever after.
|(Arabian Nights) a magical lamp from which Aladdin summoned a genie|
|a gadget; dingus; thingumbob.|
|a fool or simpleton; ninny.|