dragoman dragoman

Definition(s):

  • (n) an interpreter and guide in the Near East; in the Ottoman Empire in the 18th and 19th centuries a translator of European languages for the Turkish and Arab authorities and most dragomans were Greek (many reached high positions in the government)

Usage(s):

  1. Soon, Buchwald set himself up as the laughing dragoman to American celebrities.
  2. Some men did manage to get into the boats, notably Henry Sleeper Harper, of the publishing family, who took along an Egyptian dragoman and his Pekingese named Sun Yatsen.

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