Shikari meaning

shĭ-kärē, -kărē
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A big-game hunter.
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A guide for big-game hunting.
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In India, a hunter, esp. a native hunter who serves as a guide.
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A hunter or tracker, especially in the Indian subcontinent.

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Origin of shikari

  • Hindi śikārī from Persian šikārī from šikār hunting from Middle Persian škār

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Urdu / Hindi شکاری / शिकारी (Å¡ikārÄ«), from Persian شکاری (Å¡ekāri, “of hunting"), from شکار (Å¡ekār, “hunting, game").

    From Wiktionary