1. (Aus.) a derog. term for a Turkish soldier.
|diary 27 Oct. [Internet] About midday Abdul heavily shelled our position. Little or no damage was done. The sunset tonight was most gorgeous.|
|Moods of Ginger Mick 62: ‘Strike!’ sez ’e. ‘It sounds like skitin’; but they’re singin’ while they’re fightin’; / An’ they socks it into Abdul to the toon o’ “Nancy Lee”.’.‘The Singing Soldiers’ in|
|‘Hello, Soldier!’ 18: Little Abdul’s quite a fighter, ’n’ he mixes it with skill.‘Marshal Neigh, V.C.’ in|
|(con. WWI) Gloss. of Sl. [...] in the A.I.F. 1921–1924 (rev. t/s) n.p.: abdul. Turkish Soldier, individually, and collectively. An Arabic proper name.|
|(con. 1914–18) Songs and Sl. of the British Soldier.|
2. (US) a derog. / generic term for an Arab.
|Company C 16: We don’t want Abdul to stand up and put some rounds up Russell’s poop-chute.|
|Kill Your Friends (2009) 87: There’s the usual gibbering Paki at the wheel [...] He’s talking to the air. He may as well be talking to Abdul in front.|