What does the word bedouin mean?

Usage examples for bedouin

  1. The bedouin were staring in fascination, their water pipes forgotten. – Border, Breed Nor Birth by Dallas McCord Reynolds
  2. Look to this, Khaled, for they say that you are no Bedouin since no one knows your descent nor the name of your father. – Khaled, A Tale of Arabia by F. Marion Crawford
  3. Is it not enough to have transformed a prince remarkable for his agility into one of those leather barrels which the Bedouin Arabs carry on their camels when they traverse the deserts? – The History of the Caliph Vathek by William Beckford