Thesaurus

fakir


fakir

noun

Definition of FAKIR

1
a dishonest person who uses clever means to cheat others out of something of value <a traveling carnival that was run by fakirs preying on small-town rubes>
2
one who makes false claims of identity or expertise <a fakir peddling patent medicines that were mostly liquor and sugar>

February 28, 2015
pontificate Hear it
To speak pompously or dogmatically
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears