[ bahy-hahr-ee ]

  1. a native or inhabitant of Bihar.

  2. the Indic language of Bihar.

Origin of Bihari

First recorded in 1880–85

Words Nearby Bihari Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Bihari in a sentence

  • If the cards turn up wrong, do not blame your poor old Madame Bihari.

    Gypsy Flight | Roy J. Snell
  • Having left the gypsy child with friends in Chicago, she and Madame Bihari had gone on a true gypsy tour of the air.

    Gypsy Flight | Roy J. Snell
  • Only after much flying and four landings was she able to find her way back to the spot where Madame Bihari patiently awaited her.

    Gypsy Flight | Roy J. Snell
  • Madame Bihari, seated upon her bright rug before the tent, was shuffling her witch cards.

    Gypsy Flight | Roy J. Snell
  • In the south of the Bihari tract the Oriya character belonging to the neighbouring Orissa is also found.

British Dictionary definitions for Bihari


/ (bɪˈhɑːrɪ) /

  1. plural Bihari or Biharis a member of an Indian people living chiefly in Bihar but also in other parts of NW India and Bangladesh

  2. the language of this people, comprising a number of highly differentiated dialects, belonging to the Indic branch of the Indo-European family

  1. of or relating to this people, their language, or Bihar

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