- (in India) a person who hunts big game, especially a professional guide or hunter.
Origin of shikari
1815–25; < Urdu < Persian
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Examples from the Web for shikari
The shikari said nothing, but counted it out at seventy yards.From Edinburgh to India & Burmah
William G. Burn Murdoch
You have answered well, shikari; it shall be said that you are a brave man.Chatterbox, 1906
I once asked a native Shikari if he had ever fired at a flying bird.Jungle Folk
A warning hiss from the shikari again induced Wilson to silence.
As he spoke the shikari touched him on the shoulder and pointed.
- (in India) a hunter