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Meaning of dervish

der•vish

Pronunciation: (dûr'vish), [key]
— n.
  1. a member of any of various Muslim ascetic orders, as the Sufis, some of which carry on ecstatic observances, such as energetic dancing and whirling or vociferous chanting or shouting.
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