Definition of Saudi in English:

Saudi

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Pronunciation: /ˈsaʊdi
 
, ˈsɔːdi
 
/

adjective

  • Relating to Saudi Arabia or its ruling dynasty.
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    • Until 1964, Saudi girls were not allowed to go to school.
    • According to the movie, these Saudi investors own about 7 percent of the U.S. economy.
    • As a new rule, all Saudi visitors to the US are interviewed, fingerprinted and photographed upon arrival.

noun (plural Saudis)

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  • A citizen of Saudi Arabia, or a member of its ruling dynasty.
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    • Companies are just not creating enough jobs, despite intense pressure to hire Saudis instead of South Asians and other expatriates.
    • They're Iranians and Syrians and Saudis and Egyptians, but the core of them are the dissatisfied people who were disenfranchised.
    • Egyptians, Saudis, Syrians, etc. would describe themselves as ‘Arab’.

Origin

from the name of Abdul-Aziz ibn Saud (1880–1953), first king of Saudi Arabia.

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