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From Urdu / Hindi شکاری / शिकारी (šikārī), from Persian شکاری (šekāri, “of hunting”), from شکار (šekār, “hunting, game”).
shikari (plural shikaris)
- A hunter or tracker, especially in the Indian subcontinent.
- 1903: ‘I wonder that my very simple stratagem could deceive so old a shikari,’ said Holmes. — Arthur Conan Doyle, ‘The Adventure of the Empty House’ (Norton 2005, p.807)