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



(also faquir) noun
BrE BrE//ˈfeɪkɪə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//fəˈkɪr//
Religious people
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a Muslim (or sometimes a Hindu) who lives without possessions and survives by receiving food and money from other people See related entries: Religious people Word Originearly 17th cent.: via French from Arabic faqīr ‘needy man’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: fakir