One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘Until scientific evidence became available, the most famous tales centred invariably around man-eaters, narrated by the shikari or hunter-turned-conservationist.’
- ‘Initially, the writer doesn't accept the shikari's argument but as he discovers Choudhury's deep understanding and affection for the huge animals, he is won over to his view.’
- ‘Each morning I would find an old man, with a khaki shikari hat adorning his head and white cane in hand, doing the same.’
- ‘In our times, several books on the tiger have been written by shikaris, photographers and conservationists.’
- ‘A snatch of conversation at dinner, referring to a prominent local politician: ‘My friend, who's a famous shikari, says that he is bison gone wrong.’’
- 1.1 A guide on hunting expeditions.
- ‘She has played the part of a professional shikari, an ecologist, a botanist and as a tourism development manager.’
- ‘The famous shikari used to say that big cats did not become man-eaters unless they were forced into it, usually by injuries which prevented them from hunting their usual prey.’
Via Urdu from Persian šikārī ‘of hunting’.
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