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1. Often Offensive A former designation for a member of the Nuristani people.
2. Offensive A Kaffir.

[Ultimately from Arabic kāfir, infidel; see kafir. Sense 1, from the fact that the majority of the Nuristani were not converted to Islam until the late 19th century.]


n. Islam
A non-Muslim person.

[Arabic kāfir, unbeliever, infidel; see giaour.]
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n, pl -irs or -ir
1. (Peoples) another name for the Nuri
2. a variant spelling of Kaffir
[C19: from Arabic; see Kaffir]
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(ˈkæf ər, ˈkɑ fər)

2. (l.c.) Islam. an infidel or unbeliever.
3. (l.c.) Also called kaf′ir corn`. a grain sorghum, Sorghum bicolor caffrorum, having stout, short-jointed, leafy stalks.
Also, kaffir (for defs. 2, 4).
[1795–1805; < Arabic; see Kaffir]
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A variety of sorghum. Old textbooks sometimes listed kafir-corn as being separate from the sorghums.
1001 Words and Phrases You Never Knew You Didn’t Know by W.R. Runyan Copyright © 2011 by W.R. Runyan
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kafir - an offensive and insulting term for any Black African
depreciation - a communication that belittles somebody or something
Republic of South Africa, South Africa - a republic at the southernmost part of Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1910; first European settlers were Dutch (known as Boers)
Black African - an African who is Black
2.Kafir - a member of the Kafir people in northeastern Afghanistan
Afghanistani, Afghan - a native or inhabitant of Afghanistan
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