faqir

noun
variants: or faquir

variant spelling of 1

1 \ fə-​ˈkir How to pronounce faqir (audio) , fä-​ , fa-​ ; ˈfā-​kər \
a : a Muslim mendicant : dervish
b : an itinerant Hindu ascetic or wonder-worker
2 \ ˈfā-​kər How to pronounce faqir (audio) \ : impostor especially : swindler

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“Faqir.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/faqir. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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