dervish dervish  /ˈdɜr vɪʃ/


  • (n) an ascetic Muslim monk; a member of an order noted for devotional exercises involving bodily movements


  1. The jewel in this crown is a whirling dervish of a bandshell by Frank Gehry.
  2. Ever since my managing editor at PTI announced an open invitation for buyout volunteers, I've been a whirling dervish of pre-unemployment.
  3. Jen executes a squat spin, then rises like a vertical dervish and escapes.


  1. Find A Festival For Your Real Life Adventure Story With Others

    From the hypnotic Whirling Dervish to Holi, where India welcomes Spring, and the art of Burning Man, colorful festivals can be where we literally move together, learning about each other?s culture through ritualized dance and other play. That?s where Joie de Vivre Hotels founder, Emotional Equations author and avid world traveler, Chip Conley, is placing his next bet anyway.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Forbes

  2. To Do Friday: Literary Circus

    Ayad Akhtar. Have fun under a literary big top and listen to readings by New York Times best-selling author and National Book Award finalist Téa Obreht ( The Tiger’s Wife ), Jason Porter (his book Why Are You So Sad? comes out in 2014) and Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar , who wrote American Dervish , at H.I.P. Reading Series’s “Circus Edition.” Launched in March 2012, H.I.P. is a quarterly ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The New York Observer

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  1. "He's a throwback for Giant fans to Juan Marichal," Rockies manager Clint Hurdle said of the Hall of Famer. "He gets on top of the ball. He's like a whirling dervish out there. He's got some deception, he's got thump with the fastball. He's...
    on Aug 27, 2008 By: Clint Hurdle Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  2. "There had to be at least six shots that I have no idea how they went in," said McKillop. "They flat out made them, at the end of the third quarter, that 75-foot 3-pointer, the whirling dervish layups that went in off the glass. Every time we...
    on Jul 19, 2008 By: Bob McKillop Source:

  3. "He's going to be out there flying around like a whirling dervish, just out there hitting everything" fellow linebacker Adam Seward said. "I'm excited to see him play."
    on Sep 5, 2007 By: Adam Seward Source:

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