Also pellekar.

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) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for palikar

Historical Examples of palikar

  • It was a steamer of the German-Lloyd which the Palikar had robbed on land, at eleven o'clock in the morning.

British Dictionary definitions for palikar


  1. 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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