Casbah

Casbah

[kaz-buh, -bah, kahz-]
noun
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casbah (ˈkæzbɑː)
 
n
(sometimes capital) a variant spelling of kasbah

kasbah or casbah (ˈkæzbɑː)
 
n
1.  the citadel of any of various North African cities
2.  Compare medina the quarter in which a kasbah is located
 
[from Arabic qaṣba citadel]
 
casbah or casbah
 
n
 
[from Arabic qaṣba citadel]

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casbah
from Fr. casbah, from N.African Arab dialect kasba "fortress."
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