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or shi·ka·ree

noun, plural shi·ka·ris.
  1. (in India) a person who hunts big game, especially a professional guide or hunter.
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Origin of shikari

1815–25; < Urdu < Persian
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Examples from the Web for shikari

Historical Examples

  • The shikari said nothing, but counted it out at seventy yards.

    From Edinburgh to India &amp; Burmah

    William G. Burn Murdoch

  • You have answered well, shikari; it shall be said that you are a brave man.

  • I once asked a native Shikari if he had ever fired at a flying bird.

    Jungle Folk

    Douglas Dewar

  • A warning hiss from the shikari again induced Wilson to silence.

  • As he spoke the shikari touched him on the shoulder and pointed.

British Dictionary definitions for shikari



noun plural -ris or -rees
  1. (in India) a hunter
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