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noun (1)

plural -s
often capitalized
: a member of a Indian caste whose traditional caste occupation is leatherworking


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noun (2)

plural -s
: 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

Word History


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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“Chamar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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