fakir

[ fuh-keer, fey-ker ]SEE DEFINITION OF fakir

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The fakir was in the bag into which he had been put, cold and inanimate.

There were not wanting those in the profession who openly denounced him as a "fakir."

I began to think that the fakir could talk forever and ever faster.

If you think, and think rightly, the fakir does not get you.

He is suffering so hideously, and so determinedly, like a fakir.

It was a foregone conclusion that they would consider him a fakir and a crook.

"Yes, but Lemoine was a fakir of the first water;" said Andrews.

Unfortunately the fakir did not improve the longer he stayed with us.

So the fakir hobbled away, and stood in the market-place to sell the cloth.

A fakir because you misrepresent, and a fool because you do not begin to understand the people.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, from Arabic faqir "a poor man," from faqura "he was poor." Term for Muslim holy man who lived by begging, misapplied in 19c. English (possibly under influence of faker) to Hindu ascetics. Arabic plural form fuqara may have led to variant early English forms such as fuckiere (1630s).

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