- The leader of an Arab village, family or small tribe.
- (colloquial) An Islamic religious clergy; the leader of an Islamic religious order.
- (context, some Arab Persian Gulf, Gulf countries) An official title for members of the royal family as well as some prominent families.
- (context, 1920s) A romantic lover. (rfdate, turn this into real quote) (from The Sheikh, 1921 film)
Etymology: From (term, sc=Arab, Ù, , tr=Åaykh) < (term, sc=Arab, , tr=ÅÄkha, , to age, grow old).
- Dutch: sheik(nl)m
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