hajji


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haj·ji

or haj·i , also hadj·i (hăj′ē)
n. pl. hajj·is or haj·is , also hadj·is
1. Islam
a. One who has made a pilgrimage to Mecca.
b. Often used as a form of address for one who has made such a pilgrimage.
2. Offensive Slang Used as a disparaging term for an Arab or Muslim.

[Persian ḥājī, from Arabic ḥājj, pilgrim, active participle of ḥajja, to perform the Meccan pilgrimage; see ḥgg in the Appendix of Semitic roots.]

hajji

(ˈhædʒɪ; ˈhædʒə) ,

hadji

or

haji

n, pl hajjis, hadjis or hajis
1. (Islam) a Muslim who has made a pilgrimage to Mecca: also used as a title
2. (Eastern Church (Greek & Russian Orthodox)) a Christian of the Greek Orthodox or Armenian Churches who has visited Jerusalem
ˈhajjah fem n

haj•ji

or hadj•i

(ˈhædʒ i)

n., pl. haj•jis or hadj•is or haj•is.
a Muslim who has gone on a pilgrimage to Mecca.
[1600–10; < Arabic]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hajji - a general term used by foreign soldiers to refer to the Iraqi people; "to American soldiers, the hajji are the alien people from whom the enemy emerges"
Iraki, Iraqi - a native or inhabitant of Iraq; "the majority of Iraqi are Arab Shiite Muslims although Sunni Muslims control the government"
2.hajji - an Arabic term of respect for someone who has made the pilgrimage to Meccahajji - an Arabic term of respect for someone who has made the pilgrimage to Mecca
pilgrim - someone who journeys to a sacred place as an act of religious devotion
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Therefore it was his heart's desire that the Hajji went to fetch.
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The Hajji walked delicately across the open place where their filth is, and scratched upon the gate which was shut.
But as to his seeing the prisoner, and having speech with the man-eaters--the Hajji breathed all that on his forehead to sink into his sick brain.
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Our Sahib looked up to invite the Hajji to approach before he opened the letter, but the Hajji stood off till our Sahib had well opened and well read the letter.
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