One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A native or inhabitant of Rajasthan in India.
- ‘He killed a Marwari in Calcutta.’
- ‘The proprietor was a small, tubby Marwari, and a determined alcoholic.’
- ‘"To tell you the truth," he continued, "the unbeatable expert on business management is a Marwari."’
- ‘Powerful politicians often refused to acknowledge him publiclylargely because he was a Marwari.’
2mass noun The Indic language of Rajasthan.
- ‘Jaipur speaks Marwari in addition to English and Hindi.’
- ‘Some Rajasthani dialects include Jaipuri, spoken in Jaipur, and Marwari, spoken in Marwar.’
- ‘I am sorry that I don't speak Marwari but thought I would say hello anyway.’
- ‘To tell you the truth, ‘he continued, ‘the unbeatable expert on business management is a Marwari.’’
- ‘"Those speaking Marwari would have an advantage over others in education, competitive examinations and employment", she said.’
Relating to Marwari or the Marwaris.
- ‘The traditional Marwari cuisine is dominated by strong spicy flavours.’
- ‘An unnamed Marwari businessman, he said, ‘wants to create a society, a trust, to administer this temple and its funds.’’
- ‘The permanent residents of the ashram included a couple of rich Marwari widows.’
- ‘The issue has led to a split in the Marwari business community.’
- ‘All Rajasthanis are not vegetarians, though the Marwari community is.’
From Hindi Mārvār, from Sanskrit maru ‘desert’.
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