sad-dam hussein

Hussein

[hoo-seyn]
noun
1.
Also, Hosein, Husain. (al-Husayn) a.d. 629?–680, Arabian caliph, the son of Ali and Fatima and the brother of Hasan.
2.
Saddam [sah-dahm] , (at-Takriti) 1937–2006, Iraqi political leader: president 1979–2003.
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Hussein (hʊˈseɪn)
 
n
1.  Also: Husain 1935--99, king of Jordan (1952--99)
2.  Saddam (sæˈdæm). 1937--2006, Iraqi politician: president (1979--2003) and prime minister (1994--2003) of Iraq. He led Iraq into the Iran-Iraq War (1980--88) and the Gulf War (1991) but was deposed and captured in the US-led invasion of 2003; executed 2006

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