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


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 haji Baba that same night drew up his anchors, and at dawn he had vanished from the Danube, none knew whither.

  • He financed more especially a Balinini chief called haji Daman.

    End of the Tether Joseph Conrad
  • One who having made the haj, or pilgrimage, to Mecca, is entitled to wear a green turban and assume the title of haji.

  • haji Wasub was on deck and ready to carry out the white man's commands.

    The Rescue Joseph Conrad
  • At last, losing all patience, he left his host and went to a khan, where he once more met haji Wali.

  • It is said that both haji and the visitors from Corea made porcelain.

    The Ceramic Art Jennie J. Young
British Dictionary definitions for haji


/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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