The Alternative Arabic Dictionary

Android app on Google Play

Colourful extracts from Wiktionary. Slang, vulgarities, profanities, slurs, interjections, colloquialisms and more.

Entries

العربية 〈ạlʿrbyẗ〉 etymology From the primitive verb عَرَّبَ 〈ʿarãba〉.
proper noun: [[عربية|العَرَبِيَّة]] 〈[[ʿrbyẗ|ạlʿarabīãẗ]]〉
  1. the Arabic language
related terms:
  • عَرَبِيّ 〈ʿarabī̃〉
noun form: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial, Egypt) definite of عَرَبِيَّة
بوسة 〈bwsẗ〉 etymology From Persian بوسه 〈bwsh〉.
noun: بَوْسَة 〈baẘsaẗ〉
  1. (informal) kiss
Synonyms: قُبْلَةٌ 〈qub̊laẗuⁿ〉 (formal)
حمار 〈ḥmạr〉 {{wikipedia}} etymology From Proto-Semitic *ḥimār- 〈*ḥimār-〉. Cognate with Akkadian 𒀲 〈𒀲〉 / 𒀲𒀴 〈𒀲𒀴〉, Ugaritic 𐎈𐎎𐎗 〈𐎈𐎎𐎗〉, Aramaic ܚܡܪܐ 〈ḥmrʾ〉.
noun: حِمَار 〈ḥimār〉
  1. donkey
  2. (colloquial) fool, idiot
noun: حَمَّار 〈ḥamãạr〉
  1. donkey driver
زب 〈zb〉
noun: زُبّ 〈zub̃〉
  1. (vulgar) penis
adjective: {{ar-adj-pl}}
  1. masculine plural of أَزَبّ
زبر 〈zbr〉
etymology 1
verb: {{ar-verb}}
  1. to scold
noun: زُبْر 〈zub̊r〉
  1. (vulgar) penis
related terms:
  • زبرة 〈zbrẗ〉
  • زبور 〈zbwr〉
noun: {{ar-noun-pl}}
  1. plural of زُبْرَة
etymology 2
noun: زَبْر 〈zab̊r〉
  1. verbal noun of زَبَرَ
زنجي 〈znjy〉 etymology From Persian زنگی 〈zngy̰〉, from Pahlavi zngyk'.
noun: زِنْجِيّ 〈zin̊jī̃〉 or زَنْجِيّ 〈zan̊jī̃〉
  1. (colloquial) Negro
Synonyms: زنج 〈znj〉
adjective: زِنْجِيّ 〈zin̊jī̃〉 or زَنْجِيّ 〈zan̊jī̃〉
  1. (colloquial) Negro
شرموطة 〈sẖrmwṭẗ〉 {{wikipedia}} etymology From شَرْمَطَ 〈sẖar̊maṭa〉. Most Arab linguists agree that it is of non-Semitic origin.
noun: شَرْمُوطَة 〈sẖar̊mūṭaẗ〉
  1. rag, shred, tatter
  2. (vulgar) whore, slut, prostitute
عربي 〈ʿrby〉 Alternative forms: عربى 〈ʿrby̱〉 (Egypt, Sudan) etymology Relative adjective (nisba) of عَرَب 〈ʿarab〉.
adjective: عَرَبِيّ 〈ʿarabī̃〉
  1. Arab
  2. Arabic exampleاَللُّغَة اَلْعَرَبِيَّة the Arabic language
  3. Arabian
noun: عَرَبِيّ 〈ʿarabī̃〉
  1. Arab
  2. (colloquial) Arabic language exampleلَا أَتَكَلَّم عَرَبِي. I don't speak Arabic.
related terms:
  • عَرَب 〈ʿarab〉
descendants:
  • Hindi: अरबी 〈arabī〉
  • Maltese: Għarbi
  • Persian: عربی 〈ʿrby̰〉
  • Urdu: عربی 〈ʿrby̰〉
عروسة البحر 〈ʿrwsẗ ạlbḥr〉 etymology Literally "sea bride".
noun: [[عَرُوسَة]] [[بحر|اَلْبَحْر]] 〈[[ʿarūsaẗ]] [[bḥr|ạal̊baḥ̊r]]〉
  1. mermaid
  2. (colloquial) a nickname for Tripoli, Libya
عم 〈ʿm〉
etymology 1
verb: {{ar-verb}}
  1. to be or become general
  2. to spread, to prevail
verb: {{ar-verb}}
  1. to comprise, to include, to encompass, to pervade
  2. to extend, to stretch, to be diffused, to be prevailing
etymology 2
noun: عَمّ 〈ʿam̃〉
  1. paternal uncle
  2. (informal) term of address to an older person
etymology 3
particle: {{ar-particle}}
  1. (Levantine) Marks the present progressive tense. exampleشُو عَم بِيصِير؟ 〈sẖū ʿam bīṣīr?〉 What is happening?
قحبة 〈qḥbẗ〉 etymology From the root ق ح ب 〈q ḥ b〉 related to coughing pronunciation : /ˈqaħ.ba/ Regional pronunciation: Senses 2 and 3: {{arabic-dialect-pronunciation }}
noun: قَحْبَة 〈qaḥ̊baẗ〉
  1. cough, a woman who coughs a lot, especially an old one
  2. (vulgar) prostitute (due to the practice of drawing the attention of customers by coughing in pre-Islamic Arabia)
  3. (vulgar) indecent woman
كس 〈ks〉 etymology From Persian کس 〈ḵs〉
noun: كُس 〈kus〉
  1. (vulgar) pussy
descendants:
  • Hebrew: כּוּס 〈k̇ẇs〉
مارس العادة السرية 〈mạrs ạlʿạdẗ ạlsryẗ〉
verb: {{ar-verb}}
  1. (euphemistic slang) to masturbate, to wank off
Synonyms: اِسْتَمْنَى 〈ạis̊tam̊nay̱〉
مخنوث 〈mkẖnwtẖ〉
noun: مَخْنُوث 〈makẖ̊nūtẖ〉
  1. (slang, derogatory) A homosexual.
  • Used often in the Arab Gulf states, Saudi Arabia, and most commonly Yemen, especially to describe foreign workers or people they don't like.
مرسي 〈mrsy〉 {{phrasebook}} etymology From French merci
interjection: {{ar-interj}}
  1. (colloquial, dialectal, Egyptian, Levantine) thanks
Synonyms: شُكْرًا 〈sẖuk̊raⁿạ〉
مصر 〈mṣr〉 {{wikipedia}}
etymology 1 From a common sem source; compare Hebrew מִצְרַיִם 〈miẕĕrayim〉 and Ugaritic {{rfscript}}. The ending in Hebrew and Ugaritic is the standard dual form, perhaps related to the ancient conceptualization of Egypt as two realms: Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt. pronunciation
  • /misˤɾ/
  • (Egypt) /masˤɾ/
  • {{audio}}
proper noun: مَصْر 〈maṣ̊r〉
  1. Egypt
  2. (colloquial) Cairo
noun: مَصْر 〈maṣ̊r〉
  1. big city, metropolis, capital
etymology 2 Derived from the active participle of أَصَرّ 〈ạảṣar̃〉, from the root ص ر ر 〈ṣ r r〉.
adjective: مُصِرّ 〈muṣir̃〉
  1. insistent
etymology 3 Denominal verb from مِصْر 〈miṣ̊r〉.
verb: {{ar-verb}}
  1. to found, to build, to settle, to civilize, to colonize
related terms:
  • تمصير 〈tmṣyr〉
  • متمصر 〈mtmṣr〉
  • مصري 〈mṣry〉
  • مصرية 〈mṣryẗ〉
ناك 〈nạk〉
verb: {{ar-verb}}
  1. (vulgar) to fuck
Synonyms: نَكَحَ 〈nakaḥa〉
descendants:
  • Maltese: niek
  • French: niquer
نكح 〈nkḥ〉 etymology From the root ن ك ح 〈n k ḥ〉
verb: {{ar-verb}}
  1. (vulgar) to fuck
  2. to marry
Synonyms: نَاكَ 〈nāka〉
ياالله 〈yạạllh〉 {{phrasebook}} Alternative forms: يلا 〈ylạ〉 etymology Compounded from يا〈ya〉 ‘oh’ + الله〈allāh〉 ‘God’.
interjection: {{ar-interj}}
  1. come on, c’mon
  2. let’s go, hurry up
  3. (dialectal, colloquial, Levantine) bye-bye, bye
related terms:
  • والله 〈wạllh〉
descendants:
  • Hebrew: יאללה 〈yʼllh〉
يرقان 〈yrqạn〉 etymology {{rfe}}
noun: يَرَقَان 〈yaraqān〉
  1. (botany) mildew (plant disease)
  2. jaundice
  3. (colloquial, zoology) larvae (collective; the singulative = يرقانة 〈yrqạnẗ〉)
related terms:
  • يرقة 〈yrqẗ〉
  • ميروق 〈myrwq〉
  • يرقان الضفادع 〈yrqạn ạlḍfạdʿ〉

All Languages

Languages and entry counts