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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fuh-keer, fey-ker]
    • /fəˈkɪər, ˈfeɪ kər/
    • /ˈfeɪ.kɪər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fuh-keer, fey-ker]
    • /fəˈkɪər, ˈfeɪ kər/

Definitions of fakir word

  • noun fakir a Muslim or Hindu religious ascetic or mendicant monk commonly considered a wonder-worker. 1
  • noun fakir a member of any Islamic religious order; dervish. 1
  • noun fakir A Muslim (or, loosely, a Hindu) religious ascetic who lives solely on alms. 1
  • noun fakir Hindu mystic 1
  • noun fakir a Muslim ascetic who rejects worldly possessions 0
  • noun fakir a Hindu ascetic mendicant or holy man 0

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Origin of fakir

First appearance:

before 1600
One of the 39% oldest English words
First recorded in 1600-10, fakir is from the Arabic word faqīr poor

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Parts of speech for Fakir


fakir popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 83% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for fakir

noun fakir

  • mystic — involving or characterized by esoteric, otherworldly, or symbolic practices or content, as certain religious ceremonies and art; spiritually significant; ethereal.
  • ascetic — An ascetic person has a way of life that is simple and strict, usually because of their religious beliefs.

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