Saudi

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See also: saudi and saudí

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Borrowed from Arabic سُعُودِيّ(suʿūdiyy), from سُعُود(suʿūd), the name of the Saud family, who rule Saudi Arabia, and the adjectival suffix ـِيّ(-iyy).

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Saudi (plural Saudis)

  1. A person from Saudi Arabia or of Saudi Arabian descent.

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Saudi (not comparable)

  1. From, or pertaining to Saudi Arabia, the Saudi Arabian people or language.

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Saudi

  1. (informal) Short for Saudi Arabia.
    • 2008 June 22, Sebastian Abbot, “Oil minister: Saudi willing to increase crude output”, Associated Press

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