noun (1), often capitalized
cha·​mar | \ chəˈmär\
plural -s

Definition of chamar

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a member of a low Indian caste whose caste occupation is leatherworking


noun (2)
cha·​mar | \ ˈchəmə(r)\
plural -s

Definition of chamar (Entry 2 of 2)

: a fan, typically made of a yak's tail or peacock feathers, used in the Indian subcontinent as a mark of royalty or in temples

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History and Etymology for chamar

Noun (1)

Hindi camār, from Sanskrit carmakāra leather worker, from carman skin, leather + -kāra worker, from kṛṇoti he does, makes; akin to Latin corium leather

Noun (2)

Hindi camar, from Sanskrit camara

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