or haj, hadj
noun, plural hajj·es.
Origin of hajj
Examples from the Web for hadj
Doubtless these raiders were flanking the great Hadj, but surely they could not be insane enough to attack it.Hi Jolly!|James Arthur Kjelgaard
We were out again later with a guide—Hadj Riffi he called himself—bent on a visit to the Kasbah, or fortress of the city.
Hadj followed behind, shouting as if in a frenzy of passion.
The Hadj turned up his sleeves as he made tea, the underside of them being embroidered for this purpose.
Hadj wishes that the nomads may cut his throat, and that his flesh may be eaten by jackals.
British Dictionary definitions for hadj (1 of 2)
noun plural hadjes
British Dictionary definitions for hadj (2 of 2)
noun plural hajjes or hadjes
Word Origin for hajj
Word Origin and History for hadj
"pilgrimage to Mecca," from Arabic hajj "pilgrimage," from hajja "he went on a pilgrimage." Related to Hebrew haghagh "he made a pilgrimage, celebrated a feast," hagh "a gathering." One who has made it is a hajji.