shi·​ko | \ shiˈkō \

Definition of shiko

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to assume the shiko she shikoed to him as though he had been royalty— F. Tennyson Jesse


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plural -s

Definition of shiko (Entry 2 of 2)

: a Burmese posture of kneeling with joined hands and bowed head before a superior bowing, touching the floor with her forehead in the full shiko of utter abasement— George Orwell

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History and Etymology for shiko

Intransitive verb

Burmese śikhō (written hrikhō)

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“Shiko.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 5 December 2019.

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