Definition of nazar in English:

nazar

(also nazaar)

noun

  • In South Asia: a present or tribute given by a social inferior to a superior. In later use also as a mass noun.

Origin

Mid 18th century. From Urdu naẕr gift from Persian naẕr undertaking, offering promised or made in consequence of a vow from Arabic naḏr vow, votive offering from naḏara to vow, dedicate, consecrate.

Pronunciation

nazar

/ˈnazɑː//ˈnʌzə/