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or Casbah

[kaz-buh, -bah, kahz-] /ˈkæz bə, -bɑ, ˈkɑz-/
the older, native Arab quarter of a North African city, especially Algiers.
Origin of Kasbah
< Arabic qaṣabah citadel Unabridged
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  • I sall away to ze Kasbah, and zen in due time look for ze swoop of ze French zouaves.

    Miss Caprice St. George Rathborne
  • Their own women had been carried off to the palace at the Kasbah.

    The Scapegoat Hall Caine
  • The roysterers in the Kasbah sat a long half-hour in ignorance of the doom that was impending.

    The Scapegoat Hall Caine
  • The Kasbah was afire; it had been burning since the banquet of the night before.

    The Scapegoat Hall Caine
  • Such, and worse, and of a kind that bears not to be told, was the conversation after supper of the roysterers in the Kasbah.

    The Scapegoat Hall Caine
  • Therefore in the wake of his master he set out forthwith to the Kasbah.

    The Sea-Hawk Raphael Sabatini
  • And he paced back towards the yellow huddle of walls of the Kasbah that overtopped the green of that fragrant place.

    The Sea-Hawk Raphael Sabatini
  • Then Tom sent the airship aloft again, and hurried back to the Kasbah.

    King of the Air Herbert Strang
British Dictionary definitions for Kasbah


noun (sometimes capital)
the citadel of any of various North African cities
the quarter in which a kasbah is located Compare medina
Word Origin
from Arabic qaṣba citadel
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see casbah.

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