noun ab·kar \ˈäbˌkär\

Definition of abkar




  1. :  a wine seller :  distiller; also :  one whose trade is subject to abkari tax

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Origin and Etymology of abkar

Persian ābkār, from āb “water, liquid” (from Old Persian āpi-) + -kār “doer” (from Middle Persian); akin to Avestan āfsh (accusative singular āpəm) “water,” Sanskrit ap-, Lithuanian ùpė, Old Prussian ape “river,” Greek Apia “Peloponnesus” and to Sanskrit kāra “doing” — more at karma

First Known Use: 1825

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to criticize severely

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