- Islamic Mythology. jinn.
- a spirit, often appearing in human form, that when summoned by a person carries out the wishes of the summoner.
- any spirit; demon.
Origin of genie
1645–55; < French génie < Latin genius; see genius
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Examples from the Web for genie
And then one pencil drawing of my face, and one pencil drawing of the Genie from Aladdin.How Aidy Bryant Stealthily Became Your Favorite ‘Saturday Night Live’ Star
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So when Disney produced a sequel to Aladdin, Dan Castellaneta voiced the Genie.
He claimed that his work as Genie was a favor to company, which he considered the “Rolls-Royce of animation.”
He still lives near Boston with Genie, his wife of some 45 years.Frank Schaeffer, the Atheist Who Believes in God
August 3, 2014
Kibbe then assured everyone that FreedomWorks was going to “put that genie back in the bottle.”Unemployed Ken Cuccinelli Finds a Job With Rand Paul Suing Obama
February 13, 2014
The genie told him his command should be immediately obeyed, and disappeared.
"None at present," answered Aladdin, and then the genie disappeared.
He took the lamp, which he carried about him, rubbed it, and presently the genie appeared.
The genie bowed his head in token of obedience, and disappeared.
A uniformed Jap appeared immediately as though summoned by a genie.Gigolo
- (in fairy tales and stories) a servant who appears by magic and fulfils a person's wishes
- another word for jinni
C18: from French génie, from Arabic jinni demon, influenced by Latin genius attendant spirit; see genius
- Canadian an award given by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television in recognition of Canadian cinematic achievements
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Word Origin and History for genie
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