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faqir

or fa·quir

[fuh-keer, fey-ker]
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noun
  1. fakir.
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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


British Dictionary definitions for faquir

faqir

noun
  1. a variant spelling of fakir
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Word Origin and History for faquir

faqir

n.

see fakir.

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