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haj·jior haj·i , also hadj·i (hăj′ē)
n. pl. hajj·is or haj·is , also hadj·is
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) ,
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
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]
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|Noun||1.||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"|
|2.||hajji - 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