Pronounced Sh-eh-kh (kh being noise a person makes in their throat when they are coughing up flem)

Sheikh, or Sheik, is Arabic for Chief, with all the hilarious connotations the word has in English.

A Sheikh is someone who thinks they are really big and important and likes telling other people what to do, but who is really just annoying.

Everyone else at best humours them, and at worst tells the truth in their face. But because they are oblivious to the fact that nobody cares, they continue trying to be bossy all the same.

example of usage, "Why do have a beard, are you a Sheikh?"

Also see Haji

Sheik (?), n. [Ar. sheikh, shaykh, a venerable old man, a chief, fr. shakha to grow or be old.]

The head of an Arab family, or of a clan or a tribe; also, the chief magistrate of an Arab village. The name is also applied to Mohammedan ecclesiastics of a high grade.

[Written also scheik, shaik, sheikh.]

 

© Webster 1913.

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