Meaning of Zouave
Pronunciation: (z-äv', zwäv), [key]
- (sometimes l.c.) one of a former body of infantry in the French army, composed originally of Algerians, distinguished for their dash, hardiness, and picturesque Oriental uniform.
- a member of any body of soldiers adopting a similar dress and drill, esp. a soldier serving in any of certain volunteer regiments in the American Civil War.