caïquejee

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Borrowed from French caïquejee, ultimately from Turkish kayıkçı (boatman).

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caïquejee (plural caïquejees)

  1. A person who rows a caique.
    • 2016, Laurence Kelly, Istanbul: A Traveller's Reader:
      Having risen so early, by eleven o'clock I begin to feel tired, and generally enjoy a sound sleep on the cushions under the fig-tree; the caïquejees slumbering profoundly meanwhile in the 'Edith Belina', and my tiny guard Johannachi either discussing melons and figs, or playing in the garden with the old man's dogs...

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