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Sikh

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noun \ˈsēk, ˈsik\

Definition of Sikh

  1. :  an adherent of a monotheistic religion of India founded about 1500 by Guru Nānak and marked by rejection of idolatry and caste

Sikhism

play \ˈsē-ˌki-zəm\ noun

Origin and Etymology of sikh

Hindi & Urdu, literally, disciple


First Known Use: 1756


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Sikh

adjective

Definition of Sikh

  1. :  of or relating to Sikhs or Sikhism

1845

First Known Use of sikh

1845


SIKH Defined for English Language Learners

Sikh

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Definition of Sikh for English Language Learners

  • : a follower of Sikhism

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