Shirk Definition

shûrk
shirked, shirking, shirks
verb
shirked, shirking, shirks
To neglect or evade doing (something that should be done)
Webster's New World
To neglect or evade work, duty, etc.
Webster's New World
To avoid work or duty.
American Heritage
To procure by petty fraud and trickery; to obtain by mean solicitation.
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noun
shirks
One who shirks.
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(Islam) The unforgivable sin of idolatry.

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Origin of Shirk

  • Perhaps from German Schurke scoundrel Old High German fiurscurgo demon fiur fire scurigen to stir up

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

  • First attested use in 1625 - 1635, apparently from association with shark (verb form), or from German Schurke (“rogue, knave").

    From Wiktionary

  • Arabic شرك (Å¡irk, "idolatry").

    From Wiktionary

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