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fakir

[ fuh-keer, fey-ker ]
/ fəˈkɪər, ˈfeɪ kər /
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noun
a Muslim or Hindu religious ascetic or mendicant monk commonly considered a wonder-worker.
a member of any Islamic religious order; dervish.
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Also fa·qir, fa·quir, fa·keer .

Origin of fakir

First recorded in 1600–10, fakir is from the Arabic word faqīr “poor”

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH fakir

faker, fakir
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British Dictionary definitions for fakir

fakir

faqir fakeer (fəˈkɪə)

/ (fəˈkɪə, ˈfeɪkə) /

noun
a Muslim ascetic who rejects wordly possessions
a Hindu ascetic mendicant or holy man

Word Origin for fakir

C17: from Arabic faqīr poor
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