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Saudi

[sou-dee, saw-, sah-oo-] /ˈsaʊ di, ˈsɔ-, sɑˈu-/
noun, plural Saudis.
1.
a native or inhabitant of Saudi Arabia.
adjective
2.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Saudis or Saudi Arabia.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; < Arabic Saʿūdī, equivalent to Saʿūd personal name of the founder of the present dynasty + suffix of appurtenance
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British Dictionary definitions for Saudi

Saudi

/ˈsɔːdɪ; ˈsaʊ-/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Saudi Arabia or its inhabitants
noun
2.
a native or inhabitant of Saudi Arabia
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Word Origin and History for Saudi
adj.

1933, from Sa'ud, family name of the rulers of Nejd from 18c. and of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia since 1932. The name is from Arabic sa'd "good fortune, happiness."

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