- a person who belongs to a Hindu mercantile caste alleged to originate with the Kshatriyas.
Origin of khatri
1620–30; < Hindi < Sanskrit kṣatriya Kshatriya
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Examples from the Web for khatri
No village can get on without the Khatri who keeps the accounts, does the banking business, and buys and sells the grain.
There is a proverb, “He who is sharper than a Bohra must be mad, and he who is fairer than a Khatri must be a leper.”
They are of the Khatri class, and are found all over the country even amongst the wildest tribes.