fakir

Part of speech: noun

An Oriental ascetic.

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Usage examples "fakir":

  1. In front of the temple, seated on a mat, was a wandering fakir of the none- too- holy type. - "Winds of the World", Talbot Mundy.
  2. It was given him by some Indian fakir, and it is said that while he carries it he is proof against attack." - "Mysterious Mr. Sabin", E. Phillips Oppenheim.
  3. We went up to the spot, made the Begaum give him a kick, to be sure that he was dead, and then got down to examine the unfortunate fakir. - "Among Malay Pirates And Other Tales Of Adventure And Peril", G. A. Henty.