When the vessel was brought to anchor, he climbed up into it, and disguised himself as a fakir.
The fakir was in the bag into which he had been put, cold and inanimate.
I leaned over the side of my beast, seized the fakir by the hair, and drew him into the sovari.
I began to think that the fakir could talk forever and ever faster.
Like the fakir, he possessed the art of spiritual detachment, which is an attribute of genius.
If you think, and think rightly, the fakir does not get you.
Brown swung the Beluchi out in front of him where he could hear the fakir better.
It was a foregone conclusion that they would consider him a fakir and a crook.
I guess you won't do any more doctoring around these parts, Mr. fakir.
"Yes, but Lemoine was a fakir of the first water;" said Andrews.
c.1600, from Arabic faqir "a poor man," from faqura "he was poor." Term for Muslim holy man who lived by begging, misapplied in 19c. English (possibly under influence of faker) to Hindu ascetics. Arabic plural form fuqara may have led to variant early English forms such as fuckiere (1630s).