Hindoo

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj Hindoo of or relating to or supporting Hinduism "the Hindu faith"
    • n Hindoo a person who adheres to Hinduism
    • n Hindoo a native or inhabitant of Hindustan or India
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Hindoo etc. See Hindu, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Hindoo a native of Hindustan: now more properly applied to native Indian believers in Brahmanism, as opposed to Mohammedans, &c
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Sindhu, Sans. for Indus.

Usage

In literature:

His servants are all Hindoos.
"For Name and Fame" by G. A. Henty
There were present Indian Hindoo princes in gorgeous array, English nobility, literary men, and fine ladies.
"Memoirs" by Charles Godfrey Leland
The inhabitants are the most miserable and worst ruffians in Persia, together with some Hindoos.
"Across Coveted Lands" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Hindoo philosophy settled it by fatalism, making man nothing and deities all.
"Joy in Service; Forgetting, and Pressing Onward; Until the Day Dawn" by George Tybout Purves
One fellow smoked dry leaves inside a pipe of Hindoo origin.
"In the Forbidden Land" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
The name of God among them is Battara (the Avatara of the Hindoos).
"The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido" by Henry Keppel
Among the Hindoos, the religious element in law has acquired a complete predominance.
"Ancient Law" by Sir Henry James Sumner Maine
The Rom in Egypt is a Hindoo stranger now, as he ever was.
"The Gypsies" by Charles G. Leland
Hindoo Rao's hill was looked upon as the post of honour, and round it most of the affrays took place.
"Our Soldiers" by W.H.G. Kingston
This is a special ceremony, by which the Hindoos think life is imparted to an image, or that a god is made to enter into an idol.
"Old Daniel" by Thomas Hodson
I also found the Hounyman, or monkey god of the Hindoos, and Budhist figures.
"Olla Podrida" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
All this was done with the ease and liability of a Hindoo juggler.
"The White Chief" by Mayne Reid
The Hindoos, Malays, and Japanese were brought to Hawaii to work in the great plantations.
"Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania" by Jewett Castello Gilson
A huge Hindoo shuffles, cat-like, against the shops.
"Nights in London" by Thomas Burke
Old Deccan Days, or Hindoo Fairy Legends.
"Italian Popular Tales" by Thomas Frederick Crane
So the Hindoos believe.
"The Cat in Grandfather's House" by Carl Henry Grabo
He scarce had entered in the Garden fair, Another Hindoo asked admission there.
"The Book of Humorous Verse" by Various
Chudah is the Hindoo name of a bright green cloth.
"Textiles" by William H. Dooley
This is called Hoonuman, and is much venerated by the Hindoos.
"Minnie's Pet Monkey" by Madeline Leslie
Another Hindoo mode was, to give a certain quantity of poison in butter, and if it did no harm, to acquit.
"The Humbugs of the World" by P. T. Barnum
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In poetry:

On its hump there sits a Hindoo
And, as up and down he bobs
All the troops shout, "Stop you're swanking
'Cos you're sitting with the knobs."
"Mandalay 1" by Billy Bennett
Then strayed the poet, in his dreams,
By Rome and Egypt's ancient graves;
Went up the New World's forest streams,
Stood in the Hindoo's temple-caves;
"The Death Of Schiller" by William Cullen Bryant
The tall, turbanned, heathen Hindoo
Is proud to be in the game too,
For the joy of his life,
Is to help in the strife
Of the sahibs, and see the war through.
"The Allied Forces" by Abner Cosens
And GILCHRIST, see, that great Gentoo
Professor, has a lot in town
of Cockney boys, who fag Hindoo,
And larn Jem-nasties at the U
—niversity we've Got in town.
"Stinkomalee Triumphans" by Richard Harris Barham
O, my heart was as a temple, where upon each incensed shrine
I had placed with all a miser's love the statues that were mine;
And I, their faithful pilgrim, paid my vows unto each one
With a more than Hindoo fervour to the cold and senseless stone.
"Winter Visitors" by Alexander Anderson