[ pal-i-kahr ]
/ ˈpæl ɪˌkɑr /
a Greek militiaman in the Greek war for independence against the Turks 1821–28.
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Origin of palikar
1805–15; <Modern Greek palikári lad, youth, variant of Late Greek pallēkárion camp boy (Greek pallēk-, stem of pállēx a youth + -arion diminutive suffix)
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Example sentences from the Web for palikar
It was a steamer of the German-Lloyd which the Palikar had robbed on land, at eleven o'clock in the morning.The King of the Mountains|Edmond About
British Dictionary definitions for palikar
/ (ˈpælɪˌkɑː) /
a Greek soldier in the war of independence against Turkey (1821–28)
Word Origin for palikar
C19: from Modern Greek palikari youth
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