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Kafir

[ kaf-er, key-fer, kah- ]
/ ˈkæf ər, ˈkeɪ fər, ˈkɑ- /
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noun, plural Kaf·irs, (especially collectively) Kaf·ir.

Also called Nuristani. a member of an Indo-European people of Nuristan.
(lowercase)Islam. an infidel or unbeliever.
(lowercase)Also kaffir. Also called kafir corn . a grain sorghum, Sorghum bicolor caffrorum, having stout, short-jointed, leafy stalks, introduced into the U.S. from southern Africa.

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Origin of Kafir

From Arabic, dating back to 1795–1805; see origin at Kaffir
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British Dictionary definitions for Kafir

Kafir
/ (ˈkæfə) /

noun plural -irs or -ir

another name for the Nuri
a variant spelling of Kaffir

Word Origin for Kafir

C19: from Arabic; see Kaffir
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