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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A wandering Hindu holy man who performs magic.

Usage examples (31)
  • The fakir wandered from one end of India to the other bringing much inspiration to each town.
  • He could read the fellow thoroughly, and knew him to be what is commonly called a fakir, pure and simple.
  • When I read Lynch's use of "fakir" in reference to MacPherson, I thought it was just a mistake, either a typo or an "eggcorn".
  • The fakir is a liar if he is guilty of for more
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  • It is unlikely that a "fakir" (a Muslim or Hindu ascetic considered to be holy) would be accused of being a "faker" (a bluffer; a swindler; an impostor) about anything.
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