shikar

[ shi-kahr ]
/ ʃɪˈkɑr /
(in India)
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noun

the hunting of game for sport.

verb (used with or without object), shi·karred, shi·kar·ring.

to hunt.

Nearby words

  1. shiism,
  2. shiitake,
  3. shiite,
  4. shiites,
  5. shijiazhuang,
  6. shikari,
  7. shikibu,
  8. shikibuton,
  9. shikoku,
  10. shiksa

Origin of shikar

1600–10; < Urdu < Persian

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British Dictionary definitions for shikar

shikar

/ (in India ʃɪˈkɑː) /

noun

hunting, esp big-game hunting

verb -kars, -karring or -karred

to hunt (game, esp big game)

Word Origin for shikar

C17: via Urdu from Persian

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