Definition of Talib in English:


Pronunciation /ˈtalɪb//ˈtalɪb/


  • A member of the Taliban.

    • ‘They were threatening me, saying, you are Pashtun, so you are a Talib.’
    • ‘"The operation will continue until the last Talib," Mr. Malik said, using the singular form of the word Taliban.’
    • ‘For a moment I thought he was a Talib.’
    • ‘For example I cannot accept the Talib point of view.’
    • ‘The Taliban minister of religion once said: "If this woman goes on for another two years, there won't be a Talib left."’
    • ‘The operation will continue until the last Talib is got rid of.’
    • ‘The young Talib asked me if I thought the Americans would attack Afghanistan.’
    • ‘The secularists take you to be a Hindu Talib, a Hindu jehadi and a Hindu kafir.’
    • ‘The Talib had a Kalashnikov in his hand.’
    • ‘Needless to say, the "national criminals" are back in power and so if you're a sincere Talib you have no choice but to fight on.’
    • ‘"Now I am Talib," he said.’
    • ‘When questioned about the army's collusion with militants, the major general said that he is not fighting as a Talib.’
    • ‘In the Talib's mantra the revolution is personal.’


Arabic ṭālib ‘student, seeker of knowledge’ (see Taliban).