intifada

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˌɪntɪˈfɑːdə/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(in′tə fä′də)


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
in•ti•fa•da  (in′tə fä′də),USA pronunciation n. 
  • (sometimes cap.) a revolt begun in December 1987 by Palestinian Arabs to protest Israel's occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
    • Arabic intif āḍa literally, a shaking off, der. of f āḍa to shake off
    • 1988

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
    intifada /ˌɪntɪˈfɑːdə/ n
    1. the Palestinian uprising against Israel in the West Bank and Gaza Strip that started at the end of 1987
    Etymology: 20th Century: Arabic, literally: uprising
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