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Definition of askari noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

askari

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//əˈskɑːri//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈskɑːri//
 
(East African English)
 
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a person who is employed to guard a building, valuable things, etc.; a security guard Word Origin late 19th cent.: from Arabic ‘askarī ‘soldier’.