fakir fakir

Definition(s):

  • (n) a Muslim or Hindu mendicant monk who is regarded as a holy man

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Winston Churchill scorned him as a half-naked fakir stirring up sedition.
  2. For the coffin, I read about an Indian fakir who was buried alive for a month.
  3. The fakir's tricks, then, are not recommended to those who have two hours and a half and crave simple pleasure.

News

  • Motown greats pay tribute to Maxine Powell: A 'style like I've never seen'

    In a warm, nostalgic reception at Detroit's Motown Historical Museum, artists including Smokey Robinson, Martha Reeves and the Four Tops' Duke Fakir gathered to greet and applaud the woman who ran Motown's internal finishing school and polished the label's young 'diamonds in the rough,' as she put it Monday night.
    on August 29, 2013     Source: Detroit Free Press

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Quotes

  1. "Not that 'Kartik......' is a full-fledged comedy. It's a thriller. But it has a lot of light funny moments, something that I missed out in my first two, actually three (the unreleased 'The Fakir Of Venice') starrers," Farhan told IANS.
    on Mar 2, 2009 By: Farhan Akhtar Source: Hindu

  2. In fact Churchill said in 1931 that Gandhi was "posing as a fakir" and that he strode "half naked up the steps of the vice regal palace".
    on Dec 26, 2006 By: Winston Churchill Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  3. "I am very happy with the national team call-up from coach Mohammed Fakir," Boussoufa told BBC Sport. "I have always dreamed of playing for Morocco and I am going to take this opportunity with both hands."
    on May 11, 2006 By: Mbark Boussoufa Source: BBC News

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