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zaptiah

[zuhp-tee-ah] /zʌpˈti ɑ/
noun
1.
a Turkish police officer.
Also, zaptieh
[zuhp-tee-e] /zʌpˈti ɛ/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; < Turkish zaptiye < Arabic ḍabtīyah police
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