Meaning of feringhee in English:


Pronunciation /fəˈrɪŋɡi/


(also feringhi)
  • 1mainly derogatory (in India and other parts of Asia) a foreigner, especially one with white skin.

    ‘Europeans, too, are very little known here, and I heard the children continually calling out to us, as we passed through the villages, 'Feringhee'.’
    • ‘The casualties on the winning side were four white and eight black soldiers killed, 14 feringhee and 36 native soldiers wounded!’
  • 2 archaic A person of Indian–Portuguese parentage.


Via Urdu from Persian firangī, from the base of Frank.