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Kafir

[kaf-er, key-fer, kah-]
noun, plural Kafirs (especially collectively) Kafir.
1.
Also called Nuristani. a member of an Indo-European people of Nuristan.
2.
(lowercase) Islam. an infidel or unbeliever.
3.
Kaffir ( def 1 ).
4.
(lowercase) . Also, kaffir. Also called kafir corn. a grain sorghum, Sorghum bicolor caffrorum, having stout, short-jointed, leafy stalks, introduced into the U.S. from southern Africa.

Origin:
1795–1805; < Arabic; see Kaffir

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Kafir (ˈkæfə)
 
n , pl -irs, -ir
1.  another name for the Nuri
2.  a variant spelling of Kaffir
 
[C19: from Arabic; see Kaffir]

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