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SHEIK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sheik mean? 

SHEIK (noun)
  The noun SHEIK has 2 senses:

1. the leader of an Arab village or family
2. a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance

  Familiarity information: SHEIK used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SHEIK (noun)


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Meaning:

The leader of an Arab village or family

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

Arab chief; sheik; sheikh; tribal sheik; tribal sheikh

Hypernyms ("sheik" is a kind of...):

ruler; swayer (a person who rules or commands)


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Meaning:

A man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

dandy; gallant; fashion plate; fop; beau; sheik; dude; clotheshorse; swell

Hypernyms ("sheik" is a kind of...):

adult male; man (an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "sheik"):

cockscomb; coxcomb (a conceited dandy who is overly impressed by his own accomplishments)

macaroni (a British dandy in the 18th century who affected Continental mannerisms)

Instance hyponyms:

Beau Brummell; Brummell; George Bryan Brummell (English dandy who was a fashion leader during the Regency (1778-1840))


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