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shikari

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Etymology

From Urdu / Hindi شکاری / शिकारी (šikārī) < Persian شکاری (šekāri) ‘of hunting’, from شکار (šekār) ‘hunting, game’.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ʃɪ'kɑ:ri:/

Noun

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shikari

Plural
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  1. a hunter or tracker, especially in the Indian subcontinent
    • 1903: ‘I wonder that my very simple stratagem could deceive so old a shikari,’ said Holmes. — Arthur Conan Doyle, ‘The Adventure of the Empty House’ (Norton 2005, p.807)

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