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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kaf-er, key-fer, kah-]
    • /ˈkæf ər, ˈkeɪ fər, ˈkɑ-/
    • /ˈkæ.fə/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kaf-er, key-fer, kah-]
    • /ˈkæf ər, ˈkeɪ fər, ˈkɑ-/

Definitions of kafir word

  • noun plural kafir Also called Nuristani. a member of an Indo-European people of Nuristan. 1
  • noun plural kafir (lowercase) Islam. an infidel or unbeliever. 1
  • noun plural kafir Kaffir (def 1). 1
  • noun plural kafir (lowercase). Also, kaffir. Also called kafir corn. a grain sorghum, Sorghum bicolor caffrorum, having stout, short-jointed, leafy stalks, introduced into the U.S. from southern Africa. 1
  • noun kafir A person who is not a Muslim (used chiefly by Muslims). 1
  • noun kafir a sorghum (Sorghum bicolor var. caffrorum) with juicy stalks and slender, cylindrical seed heads, grown in dry regions for grain and fodder 0

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Origin of kafir

First appearance:

before 1795
One of the 43% newest English words
From Arabic, dating back to 1795-1805; See origin at Kaffir

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kafir popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 74% 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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