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Sharīf (Arabic: شريف‎) is a traditional Arab tribal title given to those who serve as the protector of the tribe and all tribal assets, such as property, wells, and land. The feminine form is sharifa(h).

The word has an etymological connection with the English term sheriff due to the nature of Sharif's to be enforcers, authoritative and their generally dictator like demeanour.

In Arabic/Persian however, the word Sharif means "honorable".
We need a Sharif to help run this place, too much chaos and disorder.

I shot the sherif, but I didn't shoot the deputy... oh no no.

Sharif, like, as in OH-mar Sharif? YES!
by cuantocosta February 04, 2010
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A deadbeat , has multiple kids .. is most likely brownskin or lightskin . Has issues but is a handsome man . He smokes cigarettes and drinks beer .
Sharif is not shit.
Don't be a sharif.
by Ajgoodman23 May 22, 2018
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To Sharif is to whistle at a high pitch and make everyone in the room hate your guts.
"Stop Sharif-ing or I'll kill myself."
"Wow, did you just do a Sharif? Get out."
"Last night we were at the movies and someone Sharif'ed. He got punched in the face twice."
by Schmitten July 05, 2017
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This is when a chick sharts and pussy farts at the same time. It is also a derogatory word for a woman trying to "appear Muslim " in America.
She just shariffed. That woman wearing the Burka in the middle of the subway when it's 90° is Sharif'in her way through town.
by Steakknifekiller August 07, 2017
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