AskDefine | Define sheik

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1 the leader of an Arab village or family [syn: tribal sheik, sheikh, tribal sheikh, Arab chief]
2 a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance [syn: dandy, dude, fop, gallant, beau, swell, fashion plate, clotheshorse]

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Alternative spellings


From sc=Arab < sc=Arab.


  • /ʃeɪk/ or
  • Rhymes with: -iːk



  1. The leader of an Arab village, family or small tribe.
  2. An Islamic religious clergy; the leader of an Islamic religious order.
  3. In the context of "some Arab Gulf countries": An official title for members of the royal family as well as some prominent families.
  4. In the context of "1920s}} A romantic lover.

Extensive Definition

Sheik may refer to:
sheik in Japanese: シーク

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Casanova, Don Juan, Lothario, Romeo, amoroso, beau, boyfriend, caballero, cavalier, cavaliere servente, esquire, fellow, flame, gallant, gigolo, inamorato, lady-killer, love-maker, man, necker, old man, petter, philanderer, seducer, squire, sugar daddy, swain, young man
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