- a member of a Muslim holy sect who lives by begging
- a Hindu ascetic
- any Muslim or Hindu itinerant beggar, often one reputed to perform marvels
Also sp. fa·keer′
Origin of fakirArabic faq?r, literally , poor, a poor man
- A Muslim religious mendicant.
- A Hindu ascetic or religious mendicant, especially one who performs feats of magic or endurance.
Origin of fakirFrom Arabic faqīr poor from faqura to be poor, be needy pqr
From Arabic فقير (faqīr, “poor man”).