shikari

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Etymology[edit]

From Urdu / Hindi شکاری‎ / शिकारी (śikārī), from Persian شکاری(šekâri, of hunting), from شکار(šekâr, hunting, game).

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Noun[edit]

shikari (plural shikaris)

  1. A hunter or tracker, especially in the Indian subcontinent.
    • 1903, Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventure of the Empty House, Norton, published 2005, page 807:
      I wonder that my very simple stratagem could deceive so old a shikari,’ said Holmes.
    • 1912, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Lost World[1]:
      "I'll stake my good name as a shikarree," said he, "that the track is a fresh one."

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Romanization[edit]

shikari

  1. Rōmaji transcription of しかり