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[yoh-gee] /ˈyoʊ gi/
noun, plural yogis
[yoh-geez] /ˈyoʊ giz/ (Show IPA)
a person who practices yoga.
Also, yogin
[yoh-gin] /ˈyoʊ gɪn/ (Show IPA)
Origin of yogi
1610-20; < Sanskrit yogī, nominative singular of yogin, derivative of yoga yoga


[ber-uh] /ˈbɛr ə/
Lawrence Peter ("Yogi") born 1925, U.S. baseball player and manager. Unabridged
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  • The marts of men seemed remotely dim as I squatted by the yogi in the isolation of the tiny jungle village.

    Autobiography of a YOGI Paramhansa Yogananda
  • She had an astral body, and a yogi and a yacht and everything handsome about her.

    Adrienne Toner Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  • Hawk and his twin brother, yogi, were there with them, looking scared.

  • The yogi was silent for a moment, but neither of his listeners spoke.

    Akbar P. A. S. van Limburg-Brouwer
  • "The path of a yogi is singular enough as it is," he remarked.

    Autobiography of a YOGI Paramhansa Yogananda
British Dictionary definitions for yogi


noun (pl) -gis, -gin (-ɡɪn)
a person who is a master of yoga
Derived Forms
yogini (jəʊˈɡiːniː) noun:feminine
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for yogi

"one who practices yoga," 1610s, from Hindi yogi, from Sanskrit yoga- (see yoga).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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