What does the word fakir mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by G. A. Henty