/ˈæbdʌl/ (say 'abdul)

noun Colloquial
1. World War I
a. a Turkish soldier.
b. Turkish soldiers collectively; the Turkish armed forces: *Ivan swings his forces south, keeps Abdul occupied in Thrace and along the Black Sea coast, and the Royal Navy forces its way through the Dardanelles and reduces Constantinople to rubble! –Jack Bennett, 1981.
2. an Afghan in Australia.
{from Abdul, an Arabic personal name, common in Turkey}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Abdul — ist ein Name, der zu Deutsch so viel wie „Diener des …“ heißt. Der Ursprung liegt im Arabischen, wo die Verbindung ʿAbd al / ‏عبد ال‎ (in Verbindung mit einem der 99 Namen Gottes) häufig anzutreffen ist (Beispiele: Abd al Qadir, Abd ar Rahman und …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Abdul — (arab.), s. u. Abd …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Abdul — Infobox Given Name Revised name = Abdul imagesize= caption= pronunciation= gender = meaning = Servant of the region = origin = Arabic related names = Abdullah, which means Servant of God footnotes = Abdul (Arabic: عبد ال ), (also transliterated… …   Wikipedia

  • Abdul — (as used in expressions) Abdul Kalam Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Rahman Putra Alhaj Prince Abdul Jabbar Kareem Olajuwon Hakeem Abdul * * * …   Universalium

  • Abdul — (as used in expressions) Abdul Rahman, Tunku Abdul Jabbar, Kareem Olajuwon, Hakeem (Abdul) …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • abdul — /ˈæbdʌl/ (say abdul) verb (t) (abdulled, abdulling) to erect (a tent) with one side wall extended to form an open shelter. {from Abdul (def. 2) with reference to the style in which the Afghans in Australia pitched their tents} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Abdul — noun used by Muslims …   Wiktionary

  • Abdul — arabischer Name, Kurzform von → Abdullah (Bedeutung: Diener Gottes) …   Deutsch namen

  • Abdul — WWI Military, obsolete a Turkish soldier …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • abdul — Australian Slang WWI Military, obsolete a Turkish soldier …   English dialects glossary

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