The Alternative English Dictionary: Ali Baba

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Ali Baba {{wikipedia}} etymology From Arabic علي بابا 〈ʿly bạbạ〉.
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  1. The fictional protagonist of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, famous for his encounter with forty thieves and their treasure trove cave that opens on the command "open sesame".
  2. (slang) An extremely lucky person, especially one who acquires a large fortune by luck or by chance.
  3. (slang, ethnic slur, US, military) An Iraqi.

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