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Casbah

[kaz-buh, -bah, kahz-] /ˈkæz bə, -bɑ, ˈkɑz-/
noun
1.

Kasbah

or Casbah

[kaz-buh, -bah, kahz-] /ˈkæz bə, -bɑ, ˈkɑz-/
noun
1.
the older, native Arab quarter of a North African city, especially Algiers.
Origin of Kasbah
< Arabic qaṣabah citadel
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  • Surely some portion of the Casbah must still rise above the waves?

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British Dictionary definitions for Casbah

casbah

/ˈkæzbɑː/
noun
1.
(sometimes capital) a variant spelling of kasbah

kasbah

/ˈkæzbɑː/
noun (sometimes capital)
1.
the citadel of any of various North African cities
2.
the quarter in which a kasbah is located Compare medina
Word Origin
from Arabic qaṣba citadel
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Word Origin and History for Casbah

casbah

n.

1738, from French casbah, from North African Arabic dialect kasba "fortress."

kasbah

n.

see casbah.

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