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

 

fakir

 noun
(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 Origin early 17th cent.: via French from Arabic faqīr ‘needy man’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: fakir