See also: druze and druže

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Etymology edit

From Arabicدُرُوز(durūz).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdruːz/
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Proper noun edit


  1. (religion) A secretive religious community based mainly in the Middle East, specifically Lebanon, Syria, and Israel.

Noun edit

Druze (plural Druze or Druzes)

  1. A member of this community.
    • 1950 February 27, “Druzes in Israel Elect Council”, in The New York Times[1], →ISSN:
      At Acre, 15,000 Druzes elected a six-member council comprising sheiks and mukhtars, their first official representative body since the establishment of Israel.
    • 2023 October 29, Thomas L. Friedman, “Please, Israel, Don’t Get Lost in Hamas’s Tunnels”, in The New York Times[2], →ISSN:
      This backlash also fails to take into account that Israel, for all its faults, is a multicultural society where almost half of graduating doctors today are Arabs or Druze.

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Adjective edit

Druze (not comparable)

  1. Of, or relating to this religious community.
    • (Can we date this quote?), The Week, number 605, page 10:
      "The judges were very surprised when they found out I was Druze," she told Sonia Verma in The Times.
    • (Can we date this quote?), The Week, number 605, page 10:
      Druze men shouted insults when she walked down the street.

Dutch edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdry.zə/
  • Hyphenation: Dru‧ze

Noun edit

Druze m (plural Druzen)

  1. Superseded spelling of druze.

Usage notes edit

Now mostly used in poorly translated texts from English.