Fakir - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |fəˈkɪr|  American pronunciation of the word fakir
Brit.  |ˈfeɪkɪə|  British pronunciation of the word fakir

noun

- a Muslim or Hindu mendicant monk who is regarded as a holy man (syn: fakeer, faqir, faquir)

Examples

...a traveling carnival that was run by fakirs preying on small-town rubes...

...a fakir peddling patent medicines that were mostly liquor and sugar...

Word forms

noun
singular: fakir
plural: fakirs
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