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hadji

[haj-ee]
noun, plural hadj·is.
  1. hajji.
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hajji

or hadj·i, haj·i

[haj-ee]
noun, plural haj·jis.
  1. a Muslim who has gone on a pilgrimage to Mecca.
  2. a Christian from Greece, Armenia, or any country of the Near East, who has visited the Holy Sepulcher at Jerusalem.
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Origin of hajji

1600–10; < Arabic ḥajjī, equivalent to ḥajj pilgrimage + suffix of appurtenance
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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


British Dictionary definitions for hadji

hadji

noun plural hadjis
  1. a variant spelling of hajji
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hajji

hadji or haji

noun plural hajjis, hadjis or hajis
  1. a Muslim who has made a pilgrimage to Mecca: also used as a title
  2. a Christian of the Greek Orthodox or Armenian Churches who has visited Jerusalem
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Derived Formshajjah, fem n
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