shikari

noun
shi·​ka·​ri | \ shi-ˈkär-ē How to pronounce shikari (audio) , -ˈker-ē, -ˈka-rē How to pronounce shikari (audio) \

Definition of shikari

India
: a big game hunter especially : a professional hunter or guide

First Known Use of shikari

1827, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for shikari

Hindi & Urdu shikārī, from Persian, from shikār hunt

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“Shikari.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shikari. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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