One of the nomadic arabs who live in tents, and are scattered over arabia, Syria, and northern Africa, especially. In the deserts. Bedouinism.
Origin: f. Bedouin, OF. Beduin, fr. Ar. Bedawi rural, living in the desert, fr. Badw desert, fr. Bada to live in the desert, to lead a nomadic life.
Pertaining to the Bedouins; nomad.