Part of speech: noun

An infidel: applied by Mohammedans to all not of their own religion.

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Usage examples "giaour":

  1. But whilst this brilliant assemblage attracted the eyes and hearts of every one besides, the Caliph scrutinized each in his turn with a malignant avidity that passed for attention, and selected from their number the fifty whom he judged the Giaour would prefer. - "The History of the Caliph Vathek", William Beckford.
  2. It's capital fun, for you can hear all his wives whispering together behind the mat curtains, and they get peeping at you while you're having all the good things, and are longing to join in, but they mustn't be seen by a giaour, or the son of a giaour, as they call me. - "The Rajah of Dah", George Manville Fenn.
  3. The Giaour had gone home some time before, and Murray hoped to pay her off and to be allowed to remain on shore with his beloved Stella. - "The Three Commanders", W.H.G. Kingston.