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shikari

or shi·ka·ree

[ shi-kahr-ee ]

noun

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


shikari

/ ʃɪˈkɑːrɪ /

noun

  1. (in India) a hunter


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Word History and Origins

Origin of shikari1

1815–25; < Urdu < Persian
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Example Sentences

The shikari came flying down the road; he saw me and stopped, salaaming very low.

The shikari placed his hands before his eyes as though to shut out some horrible picture, and groaned aloud.

Game is plentiful, but energy rare, and so we do not find many types of the shikari of India, but more of the trapper class.

Now every shikari knows that there may be a heavy tiger with a short tail and a light bodied one with a long tail.

On one occasion in Kashmir he was matching his eyes against a shikari, and the story of the contest is related by B.-P.

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