The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Poor), a member of an order of monkish mendicants in India and adjoining countries who, from presumed religious motives, practise or affect lives of severe self-mortification, but who in many cases cultivate filthiness of person to a disgusting degree.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Fakir'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/f/fakir.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.