Feringhee

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Feringhee (plural Feringhees)

  1. Obsolete spelling of firangi
    • 1890, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, chapter 12, in The Sign of the Four:
      "The thing stands thus, sahib, and I tell it to you because I know that an oath is binding upon a Feringhee, and that we may trust you. Had you been a lying Hindoo, though you had sworn by all the gods in their false temples, your blood would have been upon the knife and your body in the water. But the Sikh knows the Englishman, and the Englishman knows the Sikh."