Definition of nazar in English:


(also nazaar)

Pronunciation /ˈnazɑː/ /ˈnʌzə/


  • In South Asia: a present or tribute given by a social inferior to a superior. In later use also as a mass noun.


Mid 18th century. From Urdu naẕr gift from Persian naẕr undertaking, offering promised or made in consequence of a vow from Arabic naḏr vow, votive offering from naḏara to vow, dedicate, consecrate.