Definition of Phansigar in English:

Phansigar

noun

historical
  • A member of a society or cult of professional robbers and murderers who strangled their victims.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in John Forbes (1787–1861), physician and medical journalist. From Urdu phãsīgar strangler from phãsī noose (from Sanskrit pāśikā, diminutive of pāśa) + Persion -gār, -gar agent suffix.

Pronunciation

Phansigar

/ˈfɑːnsɪɡɑː//ˈpɑːnsɪɡɑː/