shikar

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From Urdu / Hindi شکار / शिकार (shikār), from Persian شکار (shekâr).

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shikar (plural shikars)

  1. (India) Hunting, sport; a hunting expedition.
    • 1888: Where other men took ten days to the Hills, Strickland took leave for what he called shikar, put on the disguise that appealed to him at the time, stepped down into the brown crowd, and was swallowed up for a while. — Rudyard Kipling, ‘Miss Youghal's Sais’, Plain Tales from the Hills (Folio Society 2007, p. 25)
  2. hunting guide (elsewhere besides India, e.g. Australia)

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