[fuh-keer, fey-ker] /fəˈkɪər, ˈfeɪ kər/
a Muslim or Hindu religious ascetic or mendicant monk commonly considered a wonder-worker.
a member of any Islamic religious order; dervish.
a Muslim ascetic who rejects wordly possessions
a Hindu ascetic mendicant or holy man
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).
[fah-lah] /fɑˈlɑ/ noun 1. a text or refrain in old songs. 2. a type of part song or madrigal popular in the 16th and 17th centuries. /fɑːˈlɑː/ noun 1. (esp in 16th-century songs) a refrain sung to the syllables fa-la-la
[fuh-lah-fuh l] /fəˈlɑ fəl/ noun, Middle Eastern Cookery. 1. an appetizer or snack consisting of a small croquette made with fava-bean flour or ground chick peas, seasoned with toasted sesame seeds and salt, often served in pita bread. /fəlˈɑːfəl/ noun 1. a ball or cake of ground spiced chickpeas, deep-fried and often served with pitta […]
[fey-lanj; Spanish fah-lahn-he] /ˈfeɪ lændʒ; Spanish fɑˈlɑn hɛ/ noun 1. the official state political party in Spain from 1936 until disbandment in 1977. /ˈfælændʒ; Spanish faˈlanxe/ noun 1. the Fascist movement founded in Spain in 1933; the one legal party in Spain under the regime of Franco Spanish political party founded 1933 as a fascist […]
[fuh-lan-jist] /fəˈlæn dʒɪst/ noun 1. a member of the Falange. n. 1937, member of the Falange, the fascist party in Spain (founded 1933), from Spanish Falange (Española) “(Spanish) Phalanx,” from Latin phalanx (genitive phalangis); see phalanx.