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or faquir

[fuh-keer, fey-ker] /fəˈkɪər, ˈfeɪ kər/
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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for faquir
Historical Examples
  • Remember him who came only last month—the faquir with the tortoise?'

    Kim Rudyard Kipling
  • What manner of faquir art thou to shiver at a little watching?'

    Kim Rudyard Kipling
  • Speak freely, for we priests—' That last was a direct plagiarism from a faquir by the Taksali Gate.

    Kim Rudyard Kipling
  • There was a faquir by the Taksali Gate who had just this gift and made money by it, especially when cursing silly women.

    Kim Rudyard Kipling
  • Only, the second faquir, whom the Sahibs beat senseless, was the man who came to search thy bulkhead at Lahore.

    Kim Rudyard Kipling
  • This was part of an old curse picked up from a faquir by the Taksali Gate in the days of Kim's innocence.

    Kim Rudyard Kipling
  • A man with a blood-feud, and his foe hard after him, may sleep in safety at a faquir's grave.

  • They would have dubbed him faquir and have foisted him to a pillar of holiness had he cared to let them.

  • He is like Bababec's faquir, who sat in a chair full of nails, pour avoir de la considration.

    Gryll Grange Thomas Love Peacock
  • Then he murmured a faquir's blessing in his ear, and asked him how his second wife did.

British Dictionary definitions for faquir


/fəˈkɪə; ˈfeɪkə/
a variant spelling of fakir
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for faquir



see fakir.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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