- From Urdu / Hindi شکاری / शिकारी (šikārī), from Persian شکاری (šekāri) ‘of hunting’, from شکار (šekār) ‘hunting, game’. (Wiktionary)
- Hindi shikārī, from Persian, from shikār, hunting, from Middle Persian shkār. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The shikari — mysterious, wizened, in loose turbans —”
“Up there, on the top floor, was not only as dangerous a man as I'd ever met, but a top-hole shikari, a night-bird, a trained and skilful hunter who could catch the sound of grass growing.”
“For even as Moran brought his right hand to the stock of his rifle, and settled into his aim, my faltering trigger-finger got a fit of the shakes; my aim wavered, and I paused, sweating - and in that moment I learned that, old as I was, I was a better shikari than Moran would ever be.”
“I'd had him before, and he was a damned good shikari - they all are, of course.”
“Then, ibn Wahshiyah showed up tangled up in Yeats' imagery in A Vision, although I have to admit that by this time I and my faithful shikari Google had been back-tracking ibn Wahshiyah, not wishing to fall victim to his snares once again.”
“But he was, after all, an old shikari and a senior diplomat.”
“Except in the pursuit of various classes of flying animals, a shikari would not, for example, be permitted the use of an aircar other than as a means of simple transportation.”
“Native bearers, beaters, guides, a shikari who knows the country.”
“I wonder that my very simple stratagem could deceive so old a shikari," said Holmes.”
“I'd had him before, and he was a damned good shikari — they all are, of course.”
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