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Princeton's WordNet

  1. great millet, kaffir, kafir corn, kaffir corn, Sorghum bicolornoun

    important for human and animal food; growth habit and stem form similar to Indian corn but having sawtooth-edged leaves


  1. kaffirnoun

    A black person.

  2. Kaffirnoun

    A blanket term for various native peoples of southern Africa.

  3. Kaffirnoun

    An offensive term for a black person.

  4. Kaffirnoun

    A non-believer.

  5. Etymology: From كفار or كافر, both from كفر.


  1. kaffir

    Kaffir is a offensive racial term that has historically been used to refer to people of black African descent, particularly in South Africa. It is considered a racial or ethnic slur and its usage is widely discouraged due to its offensive connotations. Alternatively, Kaffir lime is a type of fruit native to tropical Asia, including parts of Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines. Its rind and crushed leaves emit an intense citrus fragrance.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kaffirnoun

    alt. of Kafir

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of kaffir in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of kaffir in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of kaffir in a Sentence

  1. Jasmeet Singh:

    While I was at school, other students were making fun of me. They were removing my turban, hitting me and calling me Hindu and kaffir (infidel).

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