Definition of kurbash in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈkʊəbaʃ/

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(also kourbash)


  • A whip, typically of hippopotamus hide, formerly used as an instrument of punishment in Turkey and Egypt.


early 19th century: from Arabic kurbāj, from Turkish kırbaç 'whip'.

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