Meaning of hakawati in English:

hakawati

(also hakawaty)

Pronunciation /hakəˈwɑːti/

noun

historical
  • In some Arabic-speaking regions of the Middle East: a person who recites traditional stories as a profession, especially in cafes and other public places.

Origin

Early 20th century. From Levantine Arabic ḥakawātī popular storyteller, irregularly from a spoken Arabic plural form of ḥikāya story, tale, narrative (from ḥakā to tell, relate) + -ī, suffix forming agent nouns.