- a member of a monotheistic religion, founded in the Punjab c1500 by the guru Nanak, that refuses to recognize the Hindu caste system or the Brahmanical priesthood and forbids magic, idolatry, and pilgrimages.
- of or relating to the Sikhs or to Sikhism.
Origin of Sikh
Examples from the Web for sikh
“After my experiences in 1984, I felt that it was unsafe for me to live as a Sikh in India,” said Singh.As 30-Year Anniversary of Mass Killings in India Arrives, Sikhs Find Safety in USA
Simran Jeet Singh
October 31, 2014
Note: Muslim and Sikh are not races but religions, and identifiers can be worn by people of any race.How Not to Reply to a Racist Tweet
August 11, 2014
The teens then repeatedly punched the Sikh man, threw a bottle at him and ran off.
And many of my Sikh friends have shared with me a history of racial slurs and menacing stares they have endured over the years.
In 2004, two Sikh men were viciously beaten by young white assailants while walking on the sidewalk.
The Sikh wears his hair down to his waist; the Pathan shaves his head.The Story of the Malakand Field Force
Sir Winston S. Churchill
He felt the Sikh's grasp relaxing, and threw his arms round the man's neck.
The Sikh was to take hold a yard or two below him, and aid him as he swam.
The Sikh did as he was told, and Lisle turned to make for the shore they had left.
The old Sikh shook his head slowly, a great tenderness in his eyes.Captain Desmond, V.C.
- a member of an Indian religion that separated from Hinduism and was founded in the 16th century, that teaches monotheism and that has the Granth as its chief religious document, rejecting the authority of the Vedas
- of or relating to the Sikhs or their religious beliefs and customs
Word Origin and History for sikh
1781, member of a politico-religious community established c.1500 in Punjab by Nanak Shah, from Hindi sikh "disciple," from Sanskrit siksati "studies, learns," related to saknoti "he is able, he is strong" (see Shakti).