Definition of Saudi in English:


Pronunciation /ˈsoudē/ /ˈsaʊdi/ /ˈsôdē/ /ˈsɔdi/

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  • Relating to Saudi Arabia or its ruling dynasty.

    ‘Until 1964, Saudi girls were not allowed to go to school.’
    • ‘According to the movie, these Saudi investors own about 7 percent of the U.S. economy.’
    • ‘As a new rule, all Saudi visitors to the US are interviewed, fingerprinted and photographed upon arrival.’
    • ‘But Indians work there as employees of Kuwaiti or Saudi companies.’
    • ‘‘It is like an old company challenged by modernization,’ says one Saudi professional.’
    • ‘Withdrawals by Saudi investors may amount to $200 billion, adding to the recent decline in the value of the US currency.’
    • ‘When universities in Saudi Arabia began opening in the 1960s, the number of Saudi students abroad decreased.’
    • ‘These fields, which may account for two-thirds of total Saudi production, have pumped out a tremendous amount of oil by now.’
    • ‘A team of 50 Saudi doctors have successfully separated Polish conjoined twins in an operation that took 18 hours.’
    • ‘While the oil-rich sheikhs and Saudi princes are treated like, well, royalty, what are those lowlier types in business and economy class eating?’
    • ‘I am very concerned about the likely world-wide depression that would ensue if the world were to be cut off from Saudi crude.’
    • ‘That oil would diminish US dependence on Saudi energy exports.’
    • ‘A group of Saudi men gather in front of a store in Jeddah.’
    • ‘The president was accused during last year's presidential campaign of being too cozy with Saudi officials.’
    • ‘Many are contemplating anew what would happen if Saudi oil supplies were interrupted, even temporarily.’
    • ‘If the two million barrels that Iraq is still managing to pump every day were threatened, more pressure would fall on Saudi supplies.’
    • ‘The first oil was produced in the 1930s and in the 1940s and '50s Saudi oil exports began to bring in colossal wealth.’
    • ‘I used to sneak into bars when I was 18 with some Saudi princes who were studying in the States.’
    • ‘The theme park was bailed out by Saudi royalty ten years ago and the company's future is again dependent on its shareholders.’
    • ‘In the wake of the attacks, two certainties that formed the bedrock of Saudi society have been shaken.’


  • A citizen of Saudi Arabia, or a member of its ruling dynasty.

    ‘Companies are just not creating enough jobs, despite intense pressure to hire Saudis instead of South Asians and other expatriates.’
    • ‘Egyptians, Saudis, Syrians, etc. would describe themselves as ‘Arab’.’
    • ‘Problems such as these, as well as drastic cultural differences, have limited the number of marriages between Saudis and Americans.’
    • ‘With luck, the Americans and the Saudis will ride out this scary period.’
    • ‘They wanted to create an atmosphere in which the Arab leaders would back the Saudis.’
    • ‘This same fear led the Saudis and Egyptians to push for early termination of the war.’
    • ‘The official language of Saudi Arabia, spoken by virtually all Saudis, is Arabic.’
    • ‘The prince understands that forcing the U.S. into a recession makes Americans buy less gasoline, causing the Saudis to make less money.’
    • ‘The Iranian Revolution of 1979 was a blow to the Saudis ' hard-won hegemony - the greatest threat since Nasser.’
    • ‘Would ordinary Saudis do better with a British style limited constitutional monarchy or an unlimited democracy?’
    • ‘Don't forget that these were the days of Iranian revolution, which frightened the Saudis also.’
    • ‘Harry St John Philby had set his heart on being the first and had spent years preparing himself through gruelling camel journeys and careful political negotiations with the Saudis.’
    • ‘The oil companies contend there may be too little gas under some of the tracts to justify the billions of dollars worth of installations that the Saudis want.’
    • ‘The Saudis have been playing both sides of this issue.’
    • ‘A mass exodus of Western oil technicians could also have a long-term impact on the Saudis ' ability to manage their industry.’
    • ‘But the Saudis need oil prices to stay around $24 to keep their economy humming.’
    • ‘On October 20th, 1973, the Saudis at last took the fateful step so long feared.’
    • ‘These claims have been angrily denied by the Saudis.’


From the name of Abdul-Aziz ibn Saud(1880–1953), first king of Saudi Arabia.