Sikh

noun
\ˈsēk, ˈsik\

Definition of Sikh 

(Entry 1 of 2)

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

Sikh

adjective

Definition of Sikh (Entry 2 of 2)

: of or relating to Sikhs or Sikhism

Other Words from Sikh

Noun

Sikhism \ˈsē-ˌki-zəm \ noun

First Known Use of Sikh

Noun

1756, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1845, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Sikh

Noun

Hindi & Urdu, literally, disciple

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Sikh

noun

English Language Learners Definition of Sikh

: a follower of Sikhism

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