from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An interpreter or guide in countries where Arabic, Turkish, or Persian is spoken.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An interpreter, especially for the Arabic and Turkish languages.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An interpreter; -- so called in the Levant and other parts of the East.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An interpreter
- n. An interpreter attached to an embassy or a consulate. The term is in general use among travelers in the Levant and other parts of the East.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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)
When his memory failed him he called his dragoman and began an Arabic lesson.
The 'dragoman' establishments are much more attached to old ideas than Turks and
She was not very nervous about this, but she immediately called the dragoman, Mahomet, who knew the use of a gun, and she asked him if he would stand by her in case they were attacked in my absence; the faithful servant replied, "Mahomet fight the
[Footnote 327: Or interpreter, now commonly called dragoman, druggeman, or trucheman, all of which are corruptions from the Arabic
Winston wins Aneth, but the person who makes everything work out in the end is Tadros the dragoman.
Tadros, a dragoman, whom we first see smoking a cigarette and twirling his moustache.
Lady Duff Gordon settles in Luxor, in a small household consisting of Sally and the resourceful Egyptian dragoman they found they needed to deal with the intricacies of a different culture.
“Miss Naldrett tells me she can make you better, Sitti,” says our dragoman.
We saw the great medieval mosque, Ibn Tulun, where we watched our dragoman remove his shoes, wash his feet, and kneel down to pray, and Khan el-Khalili, the enormous bazaar, where my Lady was treated like a visiting dignitary.
She nodded and waved her hand to show she trusted her dragoman to make his own decisions regarding his faith, and that she was not to be swayed by reminders of me.