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[haj-ee] /ˈhædʒ i/
noun, plural hadjis.


or hadji, haji

[haj-ee] /ˈhædʒ i/
noun, plural hajjis.
a Muslim who has gone on a pilgrimage to Mecca.
a Christian from Greece, Armenia, or any country of the Near East, who has visited the Holy Sepulcher at Jerusalem.
Origin of hajji
1600-10; < Arabic ḥajjī, equivalent to ḥajj pilgrimage + suffix of appurtenance Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • But if the noble hadji wrote the letter, it should be sent when opportunity arose.

    It Happened in Egypt C. N. Williamson
  • Out in the night the yells had subsided since the hadji's harangue, if not wholly because of it.

    It Happened in Egypt C. N. Williamson
  • The hadji gave no other reply than pointing over his shoulder to Asaad.

  • “He is not the first who has risen to fall,” replied hadji Baba gravely.

    The Pirate City R.M. Ballantyne
  • “That is true, hadji Baba,” returned Omar, suddenly changing his tone.

    The Pirate City R.M. Ballantyne
  • Men call him hadji, and he is thenceforward a great personage.

    The Innocents Abroad Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
British Dictionary definitions for hadji


noun (pl) hadjis
a variant spelling of hajji


/ˈhædʒɪ; ˈhædʒə/
noun (pl) hajjis, hadjis, hajis
a Muslim who has made a pilgrimage to Mecca: also used as a title
a Christian of the Greek Orthodox or Armenian Churches who has visited Jerusalem
Derived Forms
hajjah, noun:feminine
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