zaptieh

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French zaptieh, from Ottoman Turkish ضبطیه(zaptiye, policeman), from Arabic ضَبْطِيَّة(ḍabṭiyya, policeman).

Noun[edit]

zaptieh (plural zaptiehs)

  1. A Turkish policeman
    The zaptieh was of the opinion I could do no better than pay my respects to the Bishop of the Greek Orthodox Church.

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