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[fe-dah-yee] /fɛ dɑˈyi/

noun, plural fedayeen
[fe-dah-yeen] /fɛ dɑˈyin/ (Show IPA)
a member of an Arab commando group operating especially against Israel.
noun (pl) -yeen (-jiːn)
(sometimes capital) (in Arab states) a commando, esp one fighting against Israel

partisans or irregulars in the Middle East, from Arabic plural of fedai “devotee, zealot, one who risks life for a cause,” from Persian fidai.


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