Hare Krishna

noun
Ha·​re Krish·​na | \ ˈhär-ē-ˈkrish-nə How to pronounce Hare Krishna (audio) , ˈher-, ˈha-rē- \
plural Hare Krishna or Hare Krishnas

Definition of Hare Krishna

: a member of a religious group dedicated to the worship of the Hindu god Krishna

First Known Use of Hare Krishna

1969, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Hare Krishna

from Hare Krishna, phrase in a chant, from Hindi hare Kṛṣṇa O Krishna!

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“Hare Krishna.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hare%20Krishna. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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